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US democracy activists to go on trial in Egypt

CAIRO - Dozens of democracy activists including 16 Americans go on trial in Egypt on Sunday in a politically charged case which has set off a crisis in relations between Cairo and Washington and threatened $1.3 billion in annual US military aid.
Forty-three foreign and Egyptian non-profit workers - including the son of the US transportation secretary - are accused of receiving illegal funds from abroad and carrying out political activities unrelated to their civil society work.A senior US official said Washington and Cairo were holding what he described as "intense discussions" to resolve the crisis within days.
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