Egypt

TV Station Owner, Newspaper Editor To Stand Trial For Insulting Egyptian President

Free press crackdown under the guise of prosecuting incitement to murder

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Two Egyptian journalists will go on trial accused of incitement to murder President Mohammed Mursi and sowing sectarian discord, prosecutors say.

Tawfiq Ukasha, the owner of the private al-Faraeen TV station, and Islam Afifi, the editor of the private al-Dustour newspaper, will be tried in Cairo.