Egypt charges newspaper employees for publishing 'false news'

2015-05-25 23:30
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Cairo - Egypt's top prosecutor has referred to criminal trial three employees of a newspaper on charges of publishing "false news."

In a Monday statement, chief prosecutor Hisham Barakat said that the three, Al Bayan newspaper's Chair of the Board Najiba Mahjoub, Editor In Chief Ibrahim Arif, and reporter Sarah Aladdin were involved in a report that incorrectly stated that six state prosecutors had been assassinated on a road leading to the capital, Cairo.

Extremists in the country regularly target state security forces, soldiers, and authority figures, although mostly in the restive part of the northern Sinai Peninsula where attacks have increased dramatically since the 2013 overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.

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