Sisi ratifies controversial NGO bill restricting human rights groups – decree

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Abdel Fattah al-Sisi signed into law a controversial bill regulating the work of non-governmental organisations, a presidential decree showed on Monday.

Human rights groups and activists say the law effectively bans their work and makes it harder for charities to operate.

The bill restricts NGO activity to developmental and social work and introduces jail terms of up to five years for non- compliance.

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