News Briefs

  4/30/2014, Nissan 30, 5774

Senator Holds Egypt Funding Over Mass Trial

U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy, chairman of the Senate subcommittee that oversees foreign aid, said on Tuesday he would not approve sending funds to the Egyptian military, according to Reuters.

Leahy denounced what he termed a "sham trial" in which a court sentenced 683 supporters of former Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to death.