Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Egyptian Foreign Minister halts imprisonment of Al Dustour Editor

20 March 2008, Index on Censorship report that Ibrahim Eissa, editor of Al Dustour was sentenced to two months in prison after publishing rumours about ex President Mubarek’s health. However in a bizarre turn of events, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry requested Eissa not to turn himself in because it was realized that this imprisonment would reflect badly on the Mubarek regime.

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