U.S. law­mak­ers slam law crack­ing down on NGOs

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CAIRO | Repub­li­can Sens. John McCain and Lind­sey Gra­ham slammed Wed­nes­day a law re­cently passed by Egypt’s pres­i­dent as “dra­co­nian” for im­pos­ing heavy re­stric­tions and ef­fec­tively ban­ning the work of non­govern­men­tal or­ga­ni­za­tions — the lat­est among mea­sures crack­ing down on dis­sent in the coun­try.

The law­mak­ers urged Pres­i­dent Ab­del-Fat­tah el-Sissi to bring the law on NGOs in line with in­ter­na­tional stan­dards.

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