Carter Center closes office in 'restrictive' Egypt

Carter Center closes office in 'restrictive' Egypt
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16 October, 2014
Non-profit group founded by former US president pulls out of Cairo.
Carter announced his foundation's Egypt office will close (Getty)
Former US President Jimmy Carter has announced the Carter Center, a non-governmental human rights group, is to close its Egypt office and would not observe next year's parliamentary elections.

The Nobel prizewinner said Egypt was "not conducive to genuine democratic and civic participation".