Peoria Public Radio Staff
Tue June 4, 2013
Egypt convicts 43 non-profit workers, including Sam LaHood
The jail time for such a conviction ranges up to five years. Most of the Americans, including LaHood, already left Egypt. He was one of seven Americans banned from leaving the country in 2011 after Egyptian officials raided the offices of the pro-democracy groups they worked for.
Kerry says civic groups play a key role in democracies and urged Egypt's government to address its people's democratic aspirations