Egypt Human Rights Group to Register Under Restrictive Law

December 21, 2014 6:00 PM

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One of Egypt's most prominent human rights groups announced Sunday that it will register under a restrictive law it and other organizations have decried as an attempt by the government to silence them.

The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, a leading group founded 12 years ago, said in a statement its board of trustees voted to register after a government ultimatum warned those who fail to register will face prosecution.

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