Egypt: Regime jails five for accepting foreign funds

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September 18, 2016
United Press International    
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"An Egyptian judge ordered the financial assets of five human rights workers and three nongovernmental organizations frozen after allegations they accepted foreign funds without the government's approval. ... Among the men charged is Gamal Eid, a vocal critic of Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi. Eid said he and the other groups are being targeted for exposing human rights abuses under the authoritarian Egyptian government. Others arrested include investigative journalist Hossam Bahgat, who founded the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights; Bahey el Din Hassan, founder of the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies; Mostafa al-Hassan, director of the Hisham Mubarak Law Centre; and Abdel Hafiz el-Tayel, director of the Egyptian Center on the Right to Education." (09/17/16)  

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