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More NGOs speak out

More NGOs speak out

Eight international organisations called on the government to scrap its controversial Non-governmental Organisation law yesterday, a day after a coalition of more than 60 NGOs sent a letter to the ministries of interior and foreign affairs urging them to consider revising the legislation.

The groups, including Amnesty International, Global Witness and Human Rights Watch, criticised several aspects of the law, including mandatory registration, excessive reporting requirements and the absence of any process to appeal government decisions concerning NGO and association operations.

Officials at the Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Council of Ministers could not be reached for comment.

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