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In the United States began mass testing of non-governmental organizations

August 23 2007
14:59

U.S. authorities to begin a detailed inspection of thousands of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) engaged in relief work in the country and abroad. Starting from August 27, NGOs will be obliged to provide detailed information on their responsible officers who are engaged in the distribution of funds received from the Agency for International Development. Information that NGOs must report to the authorities, should include the names of employees, their addresses, date and place of birth, nationality, passport numbers and social security cards.

The rationale of new measures in the official notification of the Government, appeared in the Federal Register - a collection of official documents, is "the need for checks in the name of national security, to make sure that" these persons have no links with organizations or individuals suspected of terrorism or considered a potential threat to national security. " In this case, the data provided by NGOs, will be forwarded to the FBI and other police services, as well as intelligence agencies, which will check to see whether the floats in their dossiers for reconciling any new negative information. "

Recall that in 2005 the highest U.S. officials, including Secretary of State, the country's State Condoleezza Rice sharply criticized Russia's law that restricts the closed-profit organizations, and, in particular, strengthening control over the receipt of the NDA funds from foreign countries. "We hope that the Russian government understands the need for non-governmental organizations for a stable democratic environment," said Condoleezza Rice, Dec. 7, 2005. Obviously, within the U.S. democratic climate can be maintained without the non-governmental organizations, wrote Elektorat.Info .

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