March 1, 2012 They had been prevented for weeks from leaving Egypt and were accused of being there illegally.
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February 29, 2012 The Americans include Sam LaHood, son of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. The younger man runs the U.S. government-sponsored International Republican Institute in Egypt.
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Egyptian soldiers stand guard in front of the U.S. National Democratic Institute, an NGO rights group in downtown Cairo on December 29, 2011.
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February 8, 2012 Authorities have shut some foreign groups, including ones run by Americans, because of what they say may be the organizations' support of protesters. Among those prevented from leaving is the son of U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.
February 6, 2012 "These Americans have done absolutely nothing wrong," U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice says. Nineteen U.S. citizens are being prevented from leaving Egypt, which says it will charge them with aiding opposition groups.
January 27, 2012 The son of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has been prevented from leaving the country. He and others who work for foreign groups are under suspicion of supporting anti-government protesters — a charge he says is "patently false."
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January 26, 2012 Egyptian authorities' efforts to prevent organizations that promote democracy from freely working inside their country have now ensnared the son of a U.S. cabinet secretary.
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