Egypt convicts 43, including Americans, in NGO case




 
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Egypt convicts 43, including Americans, in NGO case
 
June 5th, 2013  
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Egypt convicts 43, including Americans, in NGO case
By Shaimaa Fayed and Maggie Fick CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court convicted 43 Americans, Europeans, Egyptians and other Arabs on Tuesday in a case against democracy promotion groups that plunged U.S.-Egyptian ties into their worst crisis in decades. Judge Makram Awad gave five-year sentences to 27 defendants tried in absentia including 15 U.S. citizens. Another American who stayed for trial was given a two-year sentence, but left Egypt on Tuesday on the advice of his lawyers. A German woman was also given a two-year sentence. U.S. ...




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