Egypt journalists' union head gets two-year jail term

Egypt journalists' union head gets two-year jail term
 

The head of the journalists' union in Egypt and his two colleagues have been sentenced to two years in prison for "harbouring fugitives".
A court in Cairo also allowed Yehia Qallash and board members Gamal Abdel Rahim and Khaled al-Balshy to pay a $630-bail (£510) pending an appeal.
In May, police raided the union's headquarters in the capital, arresting two opposition journalists.
The two had sought shelter in the building from arrest warrants.
They are accused of inciting protests against a decision by the Egyptian authorities to hand over two islands in the Red Sea to Saudi... read more

 
19 November 2016 in World News, Views: 56
Source: BBC
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