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Egypt group: Police confiscated publication

16 June 2014, 10:50

Cairo - An Egyptian rights group says security forces have confiscated a publication it puts out periodically, accusing it of seeking to overthrow the government.

The head of the Arab Network for Human Rights Information, Gamal Eid, said on Sunday that 1 000 copies of his centre's digest, entitled Wasla, or Link, were seized at the print shop the night before, and a worker at the press was arrested.

He says security officials told lawyers that the publication was part of a plan to "overthrow the regime" and was linked to the Muslim Brotherhood, which the government declared a terrorist organisation last year. Eid called the accusations "ludicrous".

Security officials were not immediately available for comment.

ANHRI is a rights and legal centre focusing on freedom of expression and Internet freedom in the region.

- AP


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