Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

AFRICA NEWS

Ebola virus: US health institute says cases could top 1.4 million by January

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

New "cuddles-only" dating app hits the market

Read more

DEBATE

Strikes Over Syria (part 2)

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Is somthing a-brewing in Britain since Scottish referendum?

Read more

DEBATE

Strikes Over Syria

Read more

ENCORE!

30 years of Americana through Jean-Pierre Laffont's lens

Read more

FOCUS

A little bit of Africa in Paris

Read more

AFRICA NEWS

Frenchman kidnapped in Algeria: 'IS'-linked jihadists claim abduction of 55-year-old tourist

Read more

TALKING EUROPE

EU budget deficits: Time to be more flexible?

Read more

Middle east

Trial of 43 NGO workers adjourned until late April

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2012-02-26

The trial of 43 NGO workers, including 16 Americans, was on Sunday adjourned until the end of April. The US is in "intense discussions" to resolve the issue, which has threatened $1.5 billion in US aid to Egypt.

AP - An Egyptian court has adjourned the trial of 16 Americans and 27 other employees of nonprofit groups until April 26.
 
Judge Mahmoud Mohammed Shoukry presided over a chaotic opening session of the trial Sunday before adjourning the case until the end of April.
 
The NGO workers have been charged with operating without a license and using illegal foreign funds to foment unrest.
 
Thirteen Egyptian defendants were in court for the opening hearing. They were held in a metal cage, as is customary in Egyptian trials.
 
Of the 16 Americans charged in the case, seven have been banned from leaving Egypt. They were not in court Sunday.
 
The case has severely strained U.S.-Egyptian relations. American officials have threatened to cut off $1.5 billion in aid if the dispute is not resolved.

Date created : 2012-02-26

  • EGYPT

    Egyptian plans for NGO workers to face criminal trial angers US

    Read more

  • EGYPT

    Egypt bans travel for Western NGO staff

    Read more

  • EGYPT

    Egypt defends raids on NGO offices

    Read more

COMMENT(S)