June 29, 2006
Egyptian Court Jails Journalist For Insulting President
An Egyptian court has sentenced editor Ibrahim Eissa to a year in prison for publishing criticism of President Hosni Mubarek in the form of an article that called for Mubarek to be called to account for what the article asserted was the misspending of public money. After Mubarek was re-elected, he pledged to reform the country's libel laws but has yet to do so. Read more here.
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