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Egypt Court Orders Re-Trial in NGO Foreign Funding Case

Egypt’s top appeal court overturned the jail sentences of 16 NGO workers and ordered their re-trial in a case that has been a point of tension in U.S.-Egypt relations, state news agency MENA reported on Thursday. In 2013 an Egyptian court sentenced 43 Americans, Europeans, Egyptians and other Arabs to jail terms ranging from one to five years and ordered their non-governmental organizations (NGO) closed, following their conviction on charges including operating without necessary...

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