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Reports: Egypt Court Adjourns Trial Over Foreign NGO Funding


Reports say that an Egyptian court on has adjourned the trial of pro-democracy activists accused of illegally receiving funds from abroad.

Sixteen U.S. citizens are among 43 defendants targeted in a judicial probe of illegal funding for civil society groups.

The other defendants are also said to include Egyptians, Germans, Palestinians, Norwegians and Serbs.

The case has severely strained relations between Egypt and the United States, with threats that U.S. aid could be cut.

At a news conference in Morocco on February 26, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that it's "a fluid situation and there are a lot of moving parts."

Clinton added that U.S. officials are still evaluating what happened in the Cairo courtroom.

The extended timeframe for the trial could give more time for a diplomatic solution to the case.

Based on AP, AFP, and Reuters reports
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