Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Two More Journalists Brought Before Military Court

Reports without Borders reports on Adel Hammuda, the editor of the newspaper Al-Fajr, and Rasha Azab, one of his reporters.  The two Egyptian reporters appeared yesterday before a military prosecutor in connection with an article about torture that quoted an army officer. They are to be tried before a military court on a date that has not yet been set. Azab is facing a possible jail sentence on a charge of publishing “false information liable to disturb public security” in the article she wrote for Al-Fajr’s 12 June issue. Hammuda is facing a possible fine for alleged negligence in his role as editor.  Reporters without Borders details several other similar cases.