Conflict & Justice

Americans Prevented from Leaving Egypt

Several US citizens have been barred from leaving Egypt — including Sam LaHood, son of US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.

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The younger LaHood directs the Egypt Program of the International Republican Institute.

Egypt accuses the Institute and other non-profit organizations of illegally funding civil society groups in Egypt.

Lisa Mullins gets more on the story from New York Times reporter David Kirkpatrick.

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    US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, whose son is one of several Americans being kept from leaving Egypt. (Photo: Washington State DOT)