Saleem Homsi, via flickr
The RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights condemned the Egyptian government’s enactment of amendments to its penal code. The amendments target fundraising by non-governmental organizations (NGOs), banning the receipt of foreign money that is intended to support activities that the government claims run contrary to “national interests.” This is the most recent in a series of legal enactments and amendments by the administration of former Egyptian general-turned-president, Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi. These new enactments are part of a broader campaign to control Egyptian civil society by limiting freedom of association, assembly and expression.
To learn more about this topic:
- Egyptian Penal Code
- Law on Associations and Community Foundations (Law 84 of 2002)
- Implementing Regulation for Law 84 of 2002 (Ministry of Social Affairs [Now Ministry of Social Solidarity and Justice] Decree 178 of 2002)
- Background on Egyptian laws and NGOs
- Ministry of Social Solidarity – Executive Agency of Egyptian government on NGOs