Egypt NGO law could undermine freedoms: U.N. rights chief




 
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Egypt NGO law could undermine freedoms: U.N. rights chief
 
April 25th, 2012  
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Egypt NGO law could undermine freedoms: U.N. rights chief
GENEVA (Reuters) - An Egyptian bill that would tighten control over non-governmental organizations could deal a serious blow to human rights and freedoms in the country, the U.N. human rights chief said on Wednesday. The draft legislation could undermine the spirit of last year's uprising that ousted long-ruling president Hosni Mubarak, said Navi Pillay, U.N. high commissioner for human rights. Pillay said the move against NGOs had been accompanied by personal attacks, threats and intimidation of activists, particularly women. ...

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