Egypt’s NGO crackdown to block scrutiny of human rights violations, torture, UN experts say

United Nations investigators have blamed the Egyptian Government for shutting down non-government associations (NGOs) and putting travel bans on their staff in order to block scrutiny of human rights issues in the country. The nation’s NGOs have gone under expanding assault under the administration of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. In the most recent two months,… Read More

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Foreign donors of NGOs on government radar

Taking forward its strategy of cracking down on NGOs receiving foreign funds and suspected to be involved in unscrupulous activities, the Centre has blacklisted dubious donors based abroad, putting them on money laundering watch. Donors’ list Intelligence agencies have put together a list of 188 foreign donors who have a suspected track record. Sources said… Read More

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