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January 16, 2013 3:09 PM

Egyptian democracy workers still on trial for helping U.S. groups

In a court that usually is hosting drug dealers and murderers, Rawda Ali is the unwitting defender of democracy promotion, charged with helping Western nonprofit organizations operate illegally in Egypt. While her Western colleagues fled months ago, she and 14 Egyptians may face years in jail for their efforts to promote democratic movements among nascent political parties.

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