Cairo: Activists protest Repression

2011-12-31 00:00

Protesters gesture during a demonstration in Tahrir Square in Cairo yesterday. Several Egyptian rights groups yesterday accused the country's ruling military council of using ‘repressive tools’ of the deposed regime in waging an ‘unprecedented campaign’ against pro-democracy organisations. The groups’ joint statement came just hours after security forces stormed offices of 10 rights organisations, including several based in the United States. The Interior Ministry said the raids were part of the investigation into foreign funding of rights groups.

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