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Egypt police investigate rights group

2011-12-29 20:40

Cairo - Egyptian police were searching the Cairo offices of an American and an Egyptian rights group on Thursday, a spokesperson for Human Rights Watch and the head of one of the watchdogs said.

The operation is targeting the US group National Democratic Institute, according to Heba Morayef of the global rights group HRW, and the Arab Centre for the Independence of Justice, its head Nasser Amin told AFP.

The search operations were ordered by the prosecution service which is investigating how the rights groups are financed.