Regardless of $1 Billion U.S. Annual Aid, Egypt Set to Try 19 American Citizens

Source:
http://news.yahoo.com/egypt-sends-43-ngo-workers-trial-over-funds-142908335.html

Feb.5, 2012

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian investigating judges on Sunday referred 43 NGO workers, including 19 Americans, to trial before a criminal court for allegedly being involved in banned activities and illegally receiving foreign funds, security officials said.

The decision marked a sharp escalation in a dispute between Cairo and Washington over Egypt’s crackdown on U.S.-funded groups promoting democracy and human rights. The two countries have been close allies for more than three decades, but the campaign against the organizations has angered Washington, and jeopardized the more than $1 billion in annual aid Egypt receives from the U.S.

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