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Six Americans working for publicly funded U.S. organizations promoting democracy in Egypt have been barred from leaving the country, provoking angry demands in Washington that Cairo's new military rulers stop "endangering American lives".
The younger LaHood said he was stopped at Cairo airport on Saturday and prevented from boarding a flight out.
"This crisis has escalated to the point that it now endangers the lives of American citizens and could set back the long-standing partnership..."
Sam LaHood told Reuters that a judge had charged him and three other IRI employees with managing an unregistered NGO and being paid employees of an unregistered organization, charges that carry a penalty of up to five years in jail. - reuters
Originally posted by Maxmars
I suspect this may have something to do with the usual military leaders' repeated complaints about "NGO's" that are "helping" spread democracy are actually "interfering" in the nation's internal affairs and are somehow responsible for "empowering" and "instigating" the 'dissidence" which is spreading in the country.
Of course, arguments will fly on either side of this discussion...