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Egypt Slaps 16 Americans With Jail Terms

All but one convicted in absentia, including son of transportation chief Ray LaHood

(Newser) - If Egypt had its way, the son of one of President Obama's Cabinet members would spend the next five years in prison. Sam LaHood, son of transportation chief Ray LaHood, was among 16 Americans convicted today in an Egyptian court, accused by the government there of trying to foment... More »

Sam LaHood Talks 'de Facto Detention' in Egypt

Gives first TV interview since returning to US

(Newser) - Sam LaHood today discussed his "de facto detention" in Egypt, in his first TV interview since returning to the US Thursday, Politico reports. LaHood, who had been barred from leaving Egypt along with 42 other NGO employees, says their attorney compared the circumstances "to a hostage situation."... More »

Egypt Allows Arrested Americans to Travel Again

Case involving transportation chief Lahood's son is apparently dropped

(Newser) - It looks like a thorny problem between the US and Egypt—one involving the son of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood—is going away. Egyptian officials today lifted a travel ban on seven Americans, including Sam LaHood , who are facing trial in the country, reports the AP . They are among 43... More »

US Activists Hide in Egypt Embassy

Unusual step indicates tensions between Washington and Cairo

(Newser) - The US embassy in Cairo has taken the extraordinary step of sheltering US citizens working for pro-democracy non-governmental organizations—ostensibly to protect them from the Egyptian government, which has raided some of their offices and prevented them from leaving the country . The move is a sign that tensions between Washington... More »

Egypt Bans Ray LaHood's Son From Leaving

Along with other Americans monitoring Egyptian elections

(Newser) - Egypt has placed Ray LaHood's son and several other Americans working for pro-Democracy groups on a no-fly list, barring them from leaving the country. Sam LaHood tried to board a plane out of Egypt in Cairo on Saturday, Politico reports, but was prevented from doing so. A State Department... More »

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