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

Free press crackdown under the guise of prosecuting incitement to murder


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.