NGO worker cases sent to Egypt court in funding row

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Posted: Feb 05, 2012 8:24 AM
NGO worker cases sent to Egypt court in funding row

CAIRO (Reuters) - The cases of 40 people embroiled in a dispute over the activities of U.S.-funded pro-democracy groups and other organizations have been transferred to the Cairo criminal court, a judicial source said on Sunday.

"The cases of 40 foreign and Egyptian suspects have been transferred to the Cairo criminal court related to foreign funding," the judicial source told Reuters.

He did not give details of the foreigners' nationalities but several U.S. citizens are involved in the case of non-governmental organizations and face travel bans.

The state news agency carried a similar report.

(Reporting by Marwa Awad and Ali Abdelatti; Writing by Edmund Blair; editing by Tim Pearce)