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Egypt tries foreign-sponsored activists despite US pressure

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Egypt tries foreign-sponsored activists despite US pressure

The trial of NGO workers suspected of illegally using foreign funding and fomenting unrest starts in Cairo on Sunday. Washington is pushing Egypt to drop the charges and release the activists, 16 of whom are American citizens.

Thirteen Egyptian defendants were in the courtroom filled with hundreds of lawyers and reporters. None of the accused Americans were in court for the opening session..... MORE
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URL: http://rt.com/news/egytp-ngo-trial-us-237/

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