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EGYPT: Editor gets jail sentence for not having permit
EGYPT: Editor gets jail sentence for not having permit
CAIRO, Sept 12, 2008 (AFP) - A court sentenced an Egyptian newspaper editor to one year in jail on Wednesday for having published his paper without a permit from the press council, the state-run MENA news agency reported.
Monday, September 15,2008 11:47
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Posted September 12th, 2008

 

CAIRO, Sept 12, 2008 (AFP) - A court sentenced an Egyptian newspaper editor to one year in jail on Wednesday for having published his paper without a permit from the press council, the state-run MENA news agency reported.

Ahmed Bakr Salim was granted bail on a surety of 1,850 dollars pending any appeal against the decision of the Cairo court, which accused him of unlawfully distributing and publishing the Al-Qahira Al-Yawm newspaper.

Salim had been drawn into court after the editor of another newspaper accused him of libel. During the proceedings, the court discovered that Al-Qahira Al-Yawm was operating without an official permit.

 


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