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Egypt justice minister dismayed by lynchings

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CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's justice minister warned Monday that the lynching of criminals in the streets by angry citizens is a sign of the "death of the state." On Sunday, vigilantes hung two suspected thieves in a rural Nile Delta village as a crowd of thousands watched, and some of them egged on the killers. Justice Minister Ahmed Mekki indicated that the killers may have seen themselves as...

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