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April 18, 2013

Bahais of Egypt barred from receiving funds

Filed under: Bahai rights — Sen @ 01:05
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MB in English (watchdog blog), March 7

Egypt’s Ministry of Insurance and Social Affairs has barred the Bahai community from receiving foreign funding. Counsellor Mohamed El-Demerdash, legal advisor to the Ministry, revealed this during a discussion of the NGO law in the Shura Council, saying that the Ministry has recently discovered the existence of foreign funding for some NGOs and groups with objectives that flout society’s rules and morals, such as supporting Bahai thought.

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