Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Censorship: Eygptian Editor Charged for Saying Mubrak is Ill

It's often amazing to see how precarious the right to speak out is across the globe.

The outspoken editor of an independent newspaper in Egypt is to stand trial on charges of spreading false information about President Hosni Mubarak.

Ibrahim Issa, who edits al-Dustour, was accused of harming Egypt's economy by publishing an article saying the health of the 79-year-old was in decline.

Prosecutors said investors quickly took $350m (£172m) out of Egypt.

The trial is being seen as part of a wider campaign against critics, several of whom have been arrested recently

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