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Egypt rights group says police pull publication, accuse it of trying to topple government

An Egyptian rights group says security forces have confiscated a publication it puts out periodically, accusing it of seeking to overthrow the government.

The head of the Arab Network for Human Rights Information, Gamal Eid, said Sunday that 1,000 copies of his center's digest, entitled Wasla, or Link, were seized at the print shop the night before, and a worker at the press was arrested.

He says security officials told lawyers that the publication was part of a plan to "overthrow the regime" and was linked to the Muslim Brotherhood, which the government declared a terrorist organization last year. Eid called the accusations "ludicrous."

Security officials were not immediately available for comment.

ANHRI is a rights and legal center focusing on freedom of expression and Internet freedom in the region.

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