Senator blocks military aid to Egypt

April 30, 2014

WBEZ

(AP/Ahmed Omar)
Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie sits trial in Cairo.

Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.) has blocked military aid to Egypt in light of a series of mass trials and hasty sentencing of a variety of groups, including leaders of the banned Muslim Brotherhood. Cherif Bassiouni, professor emeritus of law at DePaul University, joins us to discuss the situation.