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U.S. Government Advised Egypt Against Extreme Penalties

The United States Government and leading Senators were among those who addressed advice to Egypt to avoid extreme penalties in the Cairo trials on grounds of humanity and moderation, informed sources said today.

Israel Ambassador Abba Eban conferred with Undersecretary of State Herbert Hoover, Jr., and Deputy Undersecretary of State Robert D. Murphy on this matter at various stages up until the end. Israel circles here expressed profound shock at Egypt’s rejection of humane and moderating counsel from so many quarters.