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Egypt must overturn jail sentence for NGO workers

Headline Title:  Egypt must overturn jail sentence for NGO workers 05 June 2013 Egypt’s authorities must overturn the conviction of 43 people for working at unregistered non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Egypt and receiving illegal foreign funding, Amnesty International said. The NGO workers were sentenced to between one and five years in prison by the Cairo Criminal Court on Tuesday. Amnesty International urges the Egyptian authorities to respect freedom of association and enable NGOs to carry out work in the country without hindrance. “The verdict appears to be intended to…

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