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Egypt paper censored over insult to president Morsi

Court orders to confiscate issues of private newspaper Al-Dustour due to 'fueling sedition' against Morsi. On Thursday, journalists staged small protests and columnists left their columns blank in protest of attempts by the Brotherhood to control the papers instead of reforming them-

An Egyptian court ordered the Saturday editions of a newspaper confiscated over allegations it insulted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi and instigated sectarian discord, Egypt's official news agency said.

Editions of Al-Dustour, a privately owned daily, were seized after several individuals filed lawsuits accusing it of "fueling sedition" and "harming the president through phrases and wording punishable by law," MENA said.

It was not clear whether the paper was barred from publishing completely. Newspaper al-Masry al-Youm said authorities have removed al-Dustour from newsstands.

The paper,


Added: Aug-11-2012 Occurred On: Aug-11-2012
By: aydeo
Other Middle East
Tags: Al-Dustour, Private newspaper, Insult, President Morsi, Egypt, Censor
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