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Egypt Slams UN Chief Over Case of Rights Groups

Egypt on Wednesday slammed the U.N. chief for calling for a fair trial for two prominent rights activists accused of illegally receiving foreign funds for their non-government organizations — the latest sign of Egypt's growing impatience with criticism of its human rights record. Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid said in a statement that comments by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon were an attempt to intimidate Egypt's judiciary and meddle in its affairs. A spokesman...

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