Statements in Response to the Egypt NGO Trial Verdict | Freedom House

Statements in Response to the Egypt NGO Trial Verdict

Members of the U.S. government – including Congress, the State Department and White House – and European governments issued public statements in response to the recent decision to convict 43 non-governmental organization (NGO) workers:

House Majority Leader Cantor & Minority Whip Hoyer Statement on Egyptian NGO Trial

"We are deeply disappointed by today’s verdict at the Cairo Criminal Court, which represents just the latest assault by the Egyptian government on civil society."
Read the full statement here.

Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.)

“The unjust convictions of Egyptian and American citizens by the Egyptian Government, for nothing more than working to defend the fundamental rights of all Egyptians, is appalling and offensive to people of goodwill in Egypt and across the globe."
Read the full statement here.

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle

"...The actions taken by the Egyptian judiciary are worrisome. They weaken civil society, an important pillar of democracy in a newly democratic Egypt."
Read the full statement here.

Other reactions to the verdict:

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