Mohamed Morsi

Egypt activist says she was arrested in NGO funding case

A prominent Egyptian human rights activist and lawyer was arrested on Wednesday in connection with an ongoing investigation of the country's top rights campaigners for illegally receiving foreign funds. Her arrest has had a chilling effect on Egyptian rights activists who fear they will be next.

As she was being away led by police, Azza Soliman told The Associated Press by phone that security forces arrived to her house and presented her with an arrest warrant. Soliman, the chairman of the Centre for Egyptian Women's Legal Assistance, was banned from traveling abroad last month and told her name was blacklisted; days later she learned that her assets had been frozen. After three...