December 30th, 2011
07:55 AM ET

NGOs puzzled by Egyptian raids

A day after Egyptian police raided the offices of 10 nongovernmental organizations across the country, the groups remained in the dark about what the authorities were looking for.

"We asked them if there was something specific we could help them find," Julie Hughes, Egypt country director for the National Democratic Institute (NDI), told CNN Friday. "They refused to answer."

Two other U.S.-based agencies, Freedom House and the International Republican Institute (IRI), were also raided.

Police took laptops, desktops, video conferencing equipment, cell phones and other electronics, Hughes said. They also took between 15 and 20 boxes of documents.

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