Clinton: ‘Fluid situation’ in US trials in Egypt

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By Matthew Lee /AP

RABAT, Morocco: US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says American officials are evaluating the latest developments in the legal case in Egypt against 16 American democracy advocates.

An Egyptian court on Sunday delayed the trial until late April. The workers are charged with operating without a license and using illegal foreign funds to foment unrest. Seven of the Americans have been banned from leaving Egypt.

Clinton said at a news conference in Morocco that it’s “a fluid situation and there are a lot of moving parts.” She said US officials are still evaluating what happened in the Cairo courtroom.

The case has strained US-Egyptian relations. American officials have threatened to cut off $1.5 billion in aid —$1.3 of which to the military— if the dispute is not resolved.



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