Egyptian Authorities Investigate NGOs

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Egyptian soldiers stand guard in front of the US National Democratic Institute, an NGO rights group in downtown Cairo on December 29, 2011.
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Over the weekend, Egypt’s international cooperation minister, a former Mubarak regime member, said an investigation by her bureau had uncovered "plots aimed at striking at Egypt's stability."  Egyptian authorities referred 19 Americans and 2 dozen other NGO employees in Cairo to trial, and are reportedly charged with brewing unrest in Egypt. 400 Egyptian NGOs are also under investigation at this time.

Charles Dunne is mideast operations director for Freedom House, a global NGO that supports human rights.