Egypt sentences newspaper editors

Court orders fines and year in prison for defaming the president.

    Prosecutors referred Issa to trial in a separate case on the same defamation charge [AFP]

    On Tuesday, state security prosecutors referred Issa, editor of the daily newspaper Al-Dustour, to trial in a separate case on the same defamation charge.
     
    International and local human rights groups say criticising Mubarak or his family is still a risky venture in Egypt. They also accuse the government of cracking down on other forms of expression, such as political blogs.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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