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Egypt convicts 43 in NGO case

CONSEQUENCES?US Senator Patrick Leahy, a proponent of tying military aid to Egypt to progress on democracy and rights, called the convictions ‘appalling and offensive’

Reuters, CAIRO

“On my lawyers’ advice, I have unwillingly gone into exile until appeals get sorted out,” he wrote on his Twitter account.

The German sentenced to two years is an employee of the Berlin-based Konrad Adenauer Foundation.

“We are outraged and very concerned about the court’s harsh decisions against the employees of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Cairo and the order to close the office,” German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said.

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