Egypt barred 'scores' of activists and journalists from traveling

Al-Araby UK | .

Egyptian authorities have unlawfully prevented scores of citizens from traveling outside the country over the past year, with security agencies increasingly putting in place restrictive and intimidating measures that include confiscating passports, Human Rights Watch said on Sunday.

In a report released Sunday, the New York based group says Egypt has blocked "leaders and members of political parties, youth activists, people associated with non-governmental groups," and a former aide to ousted President Mohammed Morsi. 

The group says it documented at least 32 cases where security confiscated passports from activists and non-governmental organisation workers.

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