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February 5, 2012 1:22 pm

19 Americans Face Trial in Egypt, $1.5 Billion Aid in Question

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NY Times – Egyptian authorities have referred 19 Americans and two dozen others to criminal trials, state media reported Sunday, as part of a politically charged investigation into the foreign financing of nonprofit groups that has shaken the 30-year alliance between the United States and Egypt.

The referral flies in the face of increasingly urgent warnings to Egypt’s military rulers from the Obama administration and senior Congressional leaders that the investigation could jeopardize $1.5 billion in expected American aid this year.

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