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  12/29/2011, Tevet 3, 5772

U.S. Concerned Over Egypt Raid on Human Rights Groups

The United States expressed deep concern on Thursday after Egyptian police raided offices of U.S.-backed pro-democracy and human rights groups, Reuters reported.

“The United States is deeply concerned that Egyptian judicial and police officials raided the offices of a number of non-governmental organizations today,” State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland was quoted as having told a news briefing.

“This action is inconsistent with the bilateral cooperation we have had over many years,” she added.