February 8, 2014

U.S. Supporting Oppression in Egypt

Ahmed Maher, Washington Post

The Associated Press

Egyptian media outlets have been circulating the news that the U.S. Congress passed a law that would allow the Obama administration to continue sending military aid to Egypt despite its military coup last summer and the massacres and human rights violations that have followed.

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