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Challenging Government, Egypt's Parliament Approves 'Repressive' NGO Bill

Egypt's parliament on Tuesday approved a bill to regulate non-governmental organizations in a move human rights groups say effectively bans their work. Egyptian rights activists say they are facing the worst crackdown in their history amid a wider campaign under President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi to erase freedoms won in a 2011 uprising that ended Hosni Mubarak's 30-year rule. The bill, which is subject to a final vote, bans any civil society work that does not fall under its...

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