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Amnesty says Egypt using courts and jail to intimidate journalists| Reuters

May 03, 2015    

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian authorities are using the courts to stifle journalism, Amnesty International said on Sunday in a report that listed 18 reporters and media workers jailed and dozens more facing criminal investigations. The Egyptian Foreign Ministry denied there had been any targeting of journalists.The New York-based rights group said several reporters had been detained for long periods without charge or trial, including an Egyptian photographer known as Shawkan who has been held for more than 600 days.Rights groups say a crackdown launched by the government of President Abdel Fat...

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