“The idea of giving MI6 or the CIA the right to register NGOs in the UK and the US would be ludicrous.”
Via The Guardian:
Human rights groups fear impact of draft Egypt law restricting their work.
Legislation could force international NGOs to seek permission from new committee for almost every aspect of every project
… Campaigners also criticised the way the law gives state security officials a leading role in the authorisation process. ‘It is a back door for the security apparatus to restrict the activities of the NGOs – by not approving funds for NGOs that are going to monitor elections or the situation of human rights or torture,’ said Mohamed Zaree, Egypt programme director at the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies.
… [Heba] Morayef agreed: ‘The idea of giving MI6 or the CIA the right to register NGOs in the UK and the US would be ludicrous.’