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Egypt: Court Acquits 40 NGO Workers over 2013 Illegal Funding Charges

HeadlineDec 21, 2018

An Egyptian court has acquitted 40 NGO workers, including citizens from the U.S. and other countries, after a retrial of a case dating back to 2013, when 43 people were arrested and convicted of illegally using foreign funds to stir up opposition to the former military government. Many of the foreign defendants, including 15 Americans, left Egypt after posting bail in 2013 and were sentenced in absentia.

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