Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Egypt court sentences at least 15 Americans in absentia in NGO case, jails one

An Egyptian court sentenced at least 15 U.S. citizens in absentia to five years in jail on Tuesday and one American who stood trial was jailed for two years in a case against foreign non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

Judge Makram Awad also ordered the closure of the NGOs, including the U.S.-based International Republican Institute and the National Democratic Institute.