Egypt security forces storm NGO offices

December 31st, 2011

watch this video, 1.57 min., published on Al Jazeera, resp. on YouTube, December 29, 2011.

Egyptian security forces have stormed the offices of 17 human rights and pro-democracy groups. The ruling military said it is investigating how the groups are funded. At least two US rights groups – the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the International Republican Institute (IRI) – were targeted in the operation. The US expressed deep concern over the raids and urged Egyptian authorities to immediately halt harassment of non-governmental organisation staff …

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