Egypt Sentences ICFJ Employees to Jail

An Egyptian court sentenced 43 NGO workers to jail--including five employees of the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ)--convicting them of illegally operating in Egypt. Three of ICFJ's U.S.-based workers--Vice President Patrick Butler and consultants Michelle Betz and Natasha Tynes--received five-year sentences in absentia. “ICFJ condemns this outrageous verdict in the strongest possible terms,” said ICFJ President Joyce Barnathan.

Source: International Center for Journalists

Posted on: June 4, 2013