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Egypt moves ahead with law to stifle non-governmental organizations

Headline Title:  Egypt moves ahead with law to stifle non-governmental organizations 29 May 2013 A new law on non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Egypt, currently with the Shura Council, would effectively be a death blow to independent civil society in Egypt, said Amnesty International.If it passes in its current form, the Egyptian authorities would have wide-ranging powers over the registration, activities and funding of civil society organizations. It would also allow for the creation of a new Co-ordinating Committee, which is likely to include representatives of security and…

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