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Leaders of Egypt's journalist union to stand trial for 'harboring fugitives'
Published in Amwal Al Ghad on 31 - 05 - 2016

Egyptian journalist union chief Yahiya Kallash secretary general Gamal Abdul-Rahim and the head of its freedoms committee Gamal Abd el-Rahim were formally charged late Monday after hours of questioning.
Three board members of Egypt's press syndicate were released on Monday after their EGP 10,000 bail was paid anonymously against their will, as the prosecution decided that they will stand trial on Saturday.
They also refused to pay bail after the prosecution rejected a request by Qalash to task a judge with looking into the case, a statement by the Journalists Syndicate read.
The syndicate issued a statement following an urgent meeting held late Monday denouncing the anonymous payment of the bail, saying a call for an urgent general assembly will be considered.
Qalash, Abdel-Reheem and El-Balshy were questioned late Sunday in Cairo's Kasr El-Nil Police Station where they spent the night after refusing the pay the bail.
The trio are facing charges of spreading false news by publishing that over 40 policemen stormed the syndicate early this month to arrest two journalists, an incident that has left the Journalists Syndicate and the interior ministry at loggerheads.
The prosecution is also charging them with sheltering fugitives; journalists Mahmoud El-Sakka and Amr Badr.
El-Sakka and Badr were arrested on 1 May in an unprecedented move where police stormed the syndicate headquarters in Cairo, syndicate board member Karem Mahmoud told Ahram Online.
The prosecution, according to Mahmoud, said only a handful of policemen entered the syndicate's headquarters in downtown Cairo. Both El-Sakka and Badr were also wanted for spreading false news.
The two journalists, who run the progressive 25 January news portal, were among many ordered arrested ahead of the 25 April protests against the Egyptian-Saudi Red Sea island maritime border agreement in April.
source: Ahram Online


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