30.12.2011 04.Tewet. 5772
Police target 17 pro-democracy and rights groups; Offices of US-funded organization sealed; activists see attempt to weaken rights campaigners.
Egyptian prosecutors and police raided offices of 17 pro-democracy and human rights groups on Thursday – including several funded by the United States – in what rights defenders described as a campaign against them by the military rulers.
The official MENA news agency said the groups had been targeted as part of an investigation into foreign funding of such organizations….