Egypt's health ministry orders shutdown of anti-torture NGO El-Nadeem

Ahram Online , Wednesday 17 Feb 2016

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Founders of El-Nadeem Center with Aida Seif El-Dawla on the left. (Photo: Facebook)

The El-Nadeem Centre for Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence says Egyptian authorities attempted to shut down the non-governmental organisation on Wednesday in accordance with an order issued by a body affiliated with the health ministry.

According to El-Nadeem, a policeman and an engineer paid a visit to the NGO with a copy of the order, which cited infringements that the Facebook statement did not specify.

Lawyer Taher Abul-Naser eventually managed to postpone the execution of the order until El-Nadeem can contact the health ministry to know the reasons behind the decision.

The health ministry is yet to issue a statement on the order.

Founded in 1993, El-Nadeem provides support for victims of violence and torture and condemns such acts.

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