2 Egyptian journos, judge charged with libel

2013-11-11 14:56


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Cairo - Egypt's official news agency says a prominent judge and two journalists will stand trial for defaming judges.

MENA says Judge Hisham Genina, who is head of a key oversight body, was charged with libel along with Chief Editor Magdi el-Galad of the privately owned Al-Masry Al-Youm daily and reporter Moammed el-Sanhouri.

The case stems from a 2012 interview with Genina in which he accuses the head of the Judges' Club of corruption and describes internal club lections as a "farce".

Several public figures have been recently prosecuted for allegedly insulting judges, including Egypt's ousted president Mohammed Morsi and top leaders of his Muslim Brotherhood group.

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