Aswat Masriya (Cairo)

17 October 2012

Egypt: Editor-in-Chief of Newspaper Says Not Honored to Work Under Brotherhood

A suspended editor-in-chief considered the decision to suspend him from his post an assault on the freedom of press under President Mohamed Mursi.

"I am not honored to be working in the era of the Muslim Brotherhood," Gamal Abdel Rehim, editor in chief of al-Gomhoureya newspaper, said on Wednesday.

Abdel Rehim was suspended after his newspaper published a news story about referring Field Marshal Husseim Tantawi and Lieutenant General Sami Anan, former members of the Supreme Council of Armed Forces, to prosecution on charges of illegal profiteering.

In a statement televised by al-Jazeera Mubasher Misr news channel, Abdel Rehim said that his suspension from work is "a settling of accounts" after he had published a series of articles that reveal secrets about the Muslim Brotherhood.

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