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Don't Prejudge Egypt's New Draft NGO Law, Minister Says

Nongovernmental organizations fear a draft law in Egypt will roll back freedoms won in the 2011 uprising and could threaten their existence, but the country’s minister of social solidarity is urging them not to prejudge the measure. Ghada Wali said the draft was open to revision and could be amended by parliament, which she hopes will pass the law after elections expected later this year. Speaking Thursday at the ministry building in Cairo, Wali said harsh criticism of the proposed law...

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