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pwaldo
01-01-2012, 05:52 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/egypt-denies-trying-stifle-human-rights-movement-181939787.html


Egypt's government on Sunday denied accusations from human rights groups that it was trying to smother some of the ruling military council's most vocal opponents when it raided the offices of 17 non-governmental organisations last week.

Angered by the swoops, Washington called on Egyptian authorities to halt "harassment" of staff of the groups involved, which included the U.S.-funded National Democratic Institute and International Republican Institute.

The U.S. government also hinted it could review the $1.3 billion in annual military aid to Cairo if the raids continued.

Egyptian government ministers told a news conference the authorities had acted within the law as part of an investigation into illegal funding of political activities.

"These violations are criminal and the punishment could include imprisonment," said Justice Minister Adel Abdelhamid Abdallah.

theonedru
01-01-2012, 11:35 PM
Well the American government has a great in depth knowledge of human rights abuses going back centuries so they would know.