Judge to investigate complaint against Al-Masry Al-Youm journalist
Al-Masry Al-Youm Sat, 05/01/2013 - 17:53
Prosecutors have agreed to the request of Negad al-Baradie, Al-Masry Al-Youm
lawyer, to assign a judge instead of a prosecutor to investigate the
complaint filed by the president's office against Al-Masry Al-Youm
journalist Yousri al-Badri.
The complaint, filed on behalf of President Mohamed Morsy, accuses Badri of
“publishing false news likely to disturb the public peace and public
security, and to influence the institution of the presidency."
The story at the heart of the complaint was first published on Al-Masry
Al-Youm's website and said the president was scheduled to visit the Maadi
Military Hospital. The story was later updated to say that the president's
wife went to the hospital alone to visit a relative.
Badri's interrogation was attended by Journalists Syndicate Freedoms
Committee head Mohamed Abdel Qoddous, syndicate deputy head Abeer al-Saadi,
Legal Committee member Sayed Abu Zaid
In support of Yousri, his interrogation was attended by head of the Freedoms
Committee at the Journalists Syndicate Mohamed Abdel Quddus, deputy head of
the syndicate Abeer al-Saadi, member of the legal committee at the syndicate
Sayed Abou Zaid, Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression member
Mahmoud Fateh al-Bab and Egyptian Democratic Party Legislative Committee
Secretary Tareq al-Awady.
Edited translation from al-Masry al-Youm