Aswat Masriya (Cairo)

30 April 2014

Egypt: Editor-in-Chief Questioned Over Breaking Ban to Cover Spying Trial

Cairo — An Egyptian court ordered on Wednesday that Al-Watan Editor-in-Chief Magdy al-Galad be referred to questioning for breaking court orders to not report the details of a case that ousted President Mohamed Mursi is involved in.

The two prosecutors appointed to monitor the media had reported that Al-Watan violated the court's orders and published material related to the case.

The court had decided on the media ban to "protect national security."

Mursi and others are accused of spying for foreign bodies to commit terrorist acts inside Egypt and disclose defense-related information to other countries.

The Muslim Brotherhood leaders are also accused of providing military training and threatening national security.

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