June 04, 2013

Egyptian Court Convicts American NGO Workers

Lurch & Morsi met 10 days ago

I'm sure Lurch will get right on this

More than a dozen American aid workers have been sentenced to prison in Egypt after a court convicted them of stirring up unrest in the country.

At least 16 Americans were among the 43 NGO workers who were today found guilty of illegally using foreign funds and given jail sentences of up to five years.

Most of the Americans left Egypt last year, and are extremely unlikely to serve any prison time.

The convicted aid workers include Sam LaHood, son of the U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, who was sentenced in absentia to five years in prison.

The court in Cairo also issued judgements against the U.S. non-profit groups where the defendants worked, including the International Republican Institute, the National Democratic Institute and Freedom House[More...]

Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) is not pleased
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement condemning the verdicts rendered by Egypt against international and Egyptian non-governmental organizations (NGOs):

This is another assault on Egyptian civil society. As if these trials were not bad enough, the Egyptian government is pushing a new law targeting NGOs that will further suffocate civil society. President Morsi should immediately reverse course and allow for Egyptian domestic and international NGOs to work toward a democratic and secure Egypt.”

All of this will be ignored as Morsi will continue receiving our hard earned tax $$$$$ thanks to dhimmis in our government.

By Stable Hand at 07:57 AM | |