Egyptian judges resign over process targeting foreign NGOs
From the outset, the process had been postponed for two months, with the next hearing scheduled for April 26. Until then the defendants are banned from leaving Egypt. It had been announced earlier that between 2005 and 2011, the US allocated $175 million to Egyptian and American NGOs in Egypt. Direct financing from the US without Cairo's approval would violate the terms of a bilateral agreement signed in 1978.
In response to the actions by the Egyptian side, the US warned that the move would have “serious consequences” in terms of the bilateral relations if Cairo does not free the detained NGO workers. Washington also said it would cut financial aid to Egypt, including military support.