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From bad to worse: Looming deadline compounds Egyptian NGOs’ woes

Headline Title:  From bad to worse: Looming deadline compounds Egyptian NGOs’ woes 31 August 2014 Egypt is tightening its chokehold on civil society, Amnesty International warned, as the country’s independent NGOs face the risk of being shut down if they fail to comply with a compulsory requirement to register by 2 September.All non-governmental organizations could face closure and possible prosecution if they do not register by that date under the existing draconian law on associations“The looming deadline sounds very much like a death sentence for independent Egyptian NGOs. The authorities’…

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