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Egypt slams EU, UK for criticising ruling on activists

AP  |  Cairo 

has blasted the and for criticising a recent decision to freeze the assets of three rights activists, accusing them of double standards and telling them to mind their own business.

An Egyptian on Wednesday ruled to freeze the assets of three rights activists, the latest chapter in a widening crackdown against civil society groups. The freezing and those of five other rights campaigners in September is part of a wider case against at least 12 rights groups that dates back to 2011.

and the said they were concerned by the verdict, and that it "continues a worrying trend".

An Egyptian Foreign Ministry statement today says the comments by the and amounted to "flagrant" interference in the country's domestic affairs.

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First Published: Sat, January 14 2017. 20:48 IST