Egypt: Crackdown escalates, with raids on 17 rights groups

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December 29, 2011
Biloxi Sun Herald    
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"Egyptian authorities on Thursday raided the offices of 17 domestic and international human rights and pro-democracy organizations, including several that receive U.S. government funding, in a sharp intensification of the military's crackdown that recalled the tactics of the country's ousted authoritarian president, Hosni Mubarak. The raids in Cairo and other cities appeared to be an effort by the ruling military to intimidate nongovernmental organizations that it accuses of promoting a 'foreign agenda' and supporting protests against its rule." (12/29/11)


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