Prominent Egypt rights group to register under restrictive civil society law

December 21, 2014 5:00 PM

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CAIRO – One of Egypt's most prominent rights groups has announced 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 Sunday its board of trustees voted to register. But the group said it will continue to fight the 2002 law which gives the state sweeping authority over their activities and financing.

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