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  2/17/2012, Shevat 24, 5772

Congresswoman Calls for Punitive Action Against Egypt

Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of the House Foreign Affairs Committee in the United States called, Thursday, for "punitive actions" against Egypt for its actions against American human-rights groups operating in Egypt.

The Florida representative told a House hearing, "The Egyptian government's actions cannot be taken lightly and warrant punitive actions against certain Egyptian officials, and reconsideration of US assistance to Egypt."