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As part of the government’s wider “Order and Cleanliness Campaign”, Cairo’s Governor Galal Saeed has announced that neighbourhood heads – appointed by governors – will be given a series of law enforcement powers to help “manage” their designated areas. The move means that heads of neighbourhoods will be able to stop, search, arrest and detain those suspected of committing a "violation," thereby avoiding the process of going through police officers or law enforcement. However, should the suspect be in a…