Egypt ‘to try foreign NGO staff’

BBC News

Egypt says it is to put on trial 43 people – including Americans and other foreigners – over the funding of non-governmental organisations.

Egypt’s ruling military council has accused foreign groups of funding street protests against them.

It has raided the offices of several NGOs and banned a number of foreign staff from leaving the country.

Washington has warned it could review US aid to Egypt unless Cairo respects the rights of NGOs.

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