Egypt assures US no more raids on rights groups

31.12.2011                      05.Tewet. 5772                      Wajigasch

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Egypt assures US no more raids on rights groups

"Ambassador has received Egyptian leadership assurances that raids will cease, property will be returned," says US State Dep't.

Egyptian officials have assured the United States they will halt raids on pro-democracy and human rights groups and return property seized in a crackdown that strained ties with Washington, US officials said on Friday.
US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and the US ambassador in Egypt, Anne Patterson, spoke with top Egyptian officials including the head of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces on Friday to press US demands that the non-governmental organizations, or NGOs, be allowed to resume normal operations….