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Russian Activists Criticize Law Branding NGOs “Foreign Agents”

Posted July 21st, 2012 at 10:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian activists are criticizing the Kremlin for a new law that labels non-governmental organizations receiving financial support from abroad as “foreign agents.” The Kremlin said Saturday that President Vladimir Putin had signed the controversial measure, which cleared parliament earlier this month. The law applies to NGOs engaging in political activities. Opponents say it is a […]

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Russian Activists Criticize Law Branding NGOs “Foreign Agents”

Posted July 21st, 2012 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian activists are criticizing the Kremlin for a new law that labels non-governmental organizations receiving financial support from abroad as “foreign agents.” The Kremlin said Saturday that President Vladimir Putin had signed the controversial measure, which cleared parliament earlier this month. The law applies to NGO’s engaging in political activities. Opponents say it is a […]

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Egyptian Officials: Travel Ban on American NGO Activists Lifted

Posted February 29th, 2012 at 4:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Egyptian officials have lifted a travel ban on U.S. pro-democracy activists charged with illegal activities in a case that has strained Cairo’s ties with Washington. Egyptian judicial sources Wednesday said seven Americans on trial in the case are free to leave the country. One of them is a son of U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. […]

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Egypt To Try 43 NGO Workers in Funding Case

Posted February 5th, 2012 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Egyptian investigative judges have referred 43 people, including 19 U.S. citizens, to trial before a criminal court for their alleged involvement in the banned activities of pro-democracy groups that received what Cairo calls “illegal foreign funding.” A statement issued Sunday by the judges overseeing the probe listed at least one of the charges as “running […]

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