Americans on trial leave Egypt

2012-03-01 19:51

Cairo - Egyptian officials say seven American and eight other foreign democracy workers facing trial on charges of fomenting unrest have left the country after they posted bail.

The departure of the Americans eases the worst crisis in Egypt-US relations in 30 years.

The plane took off around 19:00 Cairo time heading to Cyprus, Egyptian airport officials said.

The seven American democracy workers, who were put on trail on charges they worked for non-profit groups that stoked anti-government unrest, were cleared after the US posted nearly $5m in bail to win their release.

  • jandreleroux - 2012-03-02 07:29

    SO if I understand correctly the Egyptians gave them "unofficial" permission to leave?

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