RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights Expresses Concern Over Crackdown on Egyptian Society

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. 

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