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Egypt opens trial that has strained ties with US

Location: CAIRO, Egypt
February 26, 2012

Defendants accused of working for unlicensed non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and receiving illegal foreign funds, stand in a cage during the opening of their trial, in Cairo, Egypt, 26 February 2012. Most defendants stay away as NGO trial opens in Cairo on 26 February, just six of the 43 defendants turned up in court for the first session of the trial. In December 2011, Egyptian police raided the offices of 17 NGOs across the country, detaining employees and seizing computer files

Credit: EPA
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