Egypt

Egyptian TV Anchor Charged With "Insulting Judiciary"

Any judiciary that it's criminal to insult probably has many reasons to be insulted

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Sarwat Hammad, an investigative judge at the Ministry of Justice, ordered the release on Monday of media anchor Reem Maged on bail, after questioning her on the charge of insulting the judiciary and commenting on judicial verdicts.

Maged was accused of speaking inappropriately about judges in the introduction to her popular evening 'Baladna in Misri' (Our Country in Colloquial) programme on ONTV satellite channel, and of allowing her guests to do the same thing.