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Rights Groups Urge Egypt to Halt Persecution of Activists

The United Nations and rights groups called on Egypt Wednesday to stop the crackdown on rights activists and drop all impediments to their work. Fourteen international organizations, including Human Rights Watch and Amnesty international, said Egyptian authorities should stop calling rights activists in for questioning, banning them from travel and attempting to freeze their personal funds and family assets.   “The authorities should halt their persecution of these groups and drop...

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