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White House 'concerned' at Egyptian action on civil rights group
The White House on Monday expressed concern about what it called setbacks on press freedom and civil society in Egypt .

 

"We are deeply concerned at the Egyptian Government's recent decree authorizing the imminent closure of the Association for Human Rights Legal Aid, a human rights NGO (non-governmental organization), as well as the conviction and sentencing of several newspaper editors," White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said in a statement. "These latest decisions appear to contradict the Egyptian government's stated commitment to expand democratic rights," she said. (Reuters)