Friday, 30 December 2011

Egyptian forces raid NGOs

The Guardian is reporting "US 'deeply concerned' after Egyptian forces raid NGO offices in Cairo."
Relations between Egypt's military rulers and the United States threatened to hit a new low after Egyptian security forces launched unprecedented armed raids on a series of high profile human rights and pro-democracy organisations.
The 'usual suspects' are named in the article, including IRI, NDI and Freedom House:
The raids included targeting the US-government funded National Democratic Institute – founded by former secretary of state Madeleine Albright – and the International Republican Institute, whose chairman is Republican senator John McCain. Both organisations are affiliated with the two major US political parties.

Security forces also raided the offices of Washington-based Freedom House.

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