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September 07 2013

Egypt : crackdown on journalists continues

Egypt : crackdown on journalists continues

Ismailia’s military prosecution detains award-winning Sinai journalist Abu Deraa for 15 days.

Award-winning Sinai journalist, Ahmed Abu Deraa, was detained for 15 days, claimed Al-Masry Al-Youm, the newspaper Abu Deraa works for.

The newspaper said that Abu Deraa is accused of publishing false news concerning the armed forces.

The Office of the Military Spokesperson refused to disclose the Abu Deraa’s charges. They said that Abu Deraa’s arrest happened near an army camp in Arish. They denied that he is a journalist as he “does not hold the Press Syndicate ID”, adding that he also did not possess a license to go into military-restricted areas in Sinai.

#medias #presse #armée #army #journalism #justice

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