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Egypt: 19 Americans among 43 foreigners facing prosecutionEgypt: 19 Americans among 43 foreigners facing prosecution
By Oren Dorell, USA TODAY
CAIRO – Nineteen Americans are among 43 foreigners working for groups that promote democratic activities that will be prosecuted for operating illegally in the country, Egyptian officials said Monday
Among the Americans is Sam LaHood, son of U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. Sam LaHood and five other Americans are in Egypt while the others have left, according to a statement from the Egyptian prosecutor's office.
Altogether, 43 people face trials over illegally operating in Egypt and receiving funds from abroad without permission from Egyptian authorities for their human rights and pro-democracy groups. Egypt charges that they fund and support anti-government protests. The groups deny that.