Egypt: Regime forces raid offices of US, Egyptian lobbies

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December 29, 2011
Washington Post    
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"Egyptian authorities stormed the offices of three American democracy-building organizations and at least three other nonprofit groups Thursday in a dramatic escalation of a crackdown by the military-led government .... Among the offices raided Thursday were the Cairo offices of the National Democratic Institute, the International Republican Institute and Freedom House -- all based in Washington. Security forces confiscated computers, cellphones and documents. NDI’s offices in Alexandria and Assiut were also raided. Security forces stormed Germany’s Konrad Adenauer Foundation and at least two Egyptian non-governmental organizations: the Arab Center for Independence of Justice and Legal Professions and the Budgetary and Human Rights Observatory." (12/29/11)  


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