Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Friday, October 26, 2007

Witnesses stand by Egyptian editor

In Tuesday’s court hearing of Al Dustour editor Ibrahim Issa of Egypt, two prosecution witnesses were heard. Both Egyptian central bank governor Atef Ali Ibrahim and stock exchange authority president Ahmad Saad Abdellatif denied any relationship between Issa’s articles about Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s health and a fall in the Egyptian stock exchange, according to Reporters Without Borders, as reported by allAfrica.com.

Issa’s trail was adjourned until 14 November. According to the article: “He faces a possible three-year prison sentence on a charge of ‘harming the general interest and the country’s stability.’”

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