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Egypt: Stop holding NGOs hostage

Headline Title:  Egypt: Stop holding NGOs hostage 07 February 2012 The Egyptian authorities should scrap a Mubarak-era law used to prosecute civil society and ensure its planned replacement upholds the right to freedom of association, Amnesty International said today.The call follows yesterday’s announcement that 43 people have been referred to a criminal court for trial as part of an investigation into the funding and registration of NGOs.Amnesty International has called for the charges against them, based on Egypt’s repressive laws on civil society registration and foreign funding,…

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