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Egypt bars 6 Americans from leaving

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http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/26/us-egypt-usa-idUSTRE80P1QC20120126

Six Americans working for publicly funded U.S. organizations promoting democracy in Egypt have been barred from leaving the country, provoking angry demands in Washington that Cairo's new military rulers stop "endangering American lives".

Among those hit by travel bans - one of those targeted called it "de facto detention" - is a son of U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, as well as other foreign staffers of the International Republican Institute and National Democratic Institute, officials at the two organizations said on Thursday.

The United States said Egypt should reverse them: "We are urging the government of Egypt to lift these restrictions immediately and allow these folks to come home as soon as possible," [where they should have stayed] State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said.


If 6 foreigners were in America promoting Sharia Law, we'd ... Boxing at the first available chance.

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