Source: Washington Institute
Author(s): Harris Setzer
Original Link: http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/civil-society-on-trial-in-egypt-revisiting-the-ngo-workers-case
More than four years after the conviction of forty-three Egyptian and foreign NGO workers, the affair remains an irritant for U.S.-Egypt relations. For many in Washington, the felony convictions of all seventeen Americans tried—including the son of an Obama administration sitting cabinet secretary—were emblematic of Egypt’s increasingly repressive approach to civil society and justified ending U.S. funding to Cairo. Yet others, in both Congress and the administration, are hoping the crisis can be resolved in a way that both ends the Americans’ legal jeopardy and enables the bilateral relationship to move forward…
Read more at original link.