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Egypt's Journalist Syndicate chairman refuses to appear in appeals court

Egyptian Journalist Syndicate deputy chairman refuses to appear for Appeals Prosecution after being accused of 'publishing false news that threatens national security' by the presidency's legal affairs

Ahram Online, Tuesday 26 Mar 2013
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Syndicate board deputy chairman Gamal Fahmy (Photo: Ahram)
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Egypt’s Journalist Syndicate board deputy chairman Gamal Fahmy refused to appear in front of the Court of Appeal on Tuesday.

The Appeals Prosecution was scheduled to investigate a report against Fahmy for "publishing false news that threatens national security."

The report was filed by the presidency’s legal affairs administration on 9 January.

Fahmy is accused of publishing the intentional killing of El-Hosseiny Abou-Deif during clashes outside of Cairo’s presidential palace in December 2012.

Abou-Deif passed away in the same month, following a one-week coma after being shot by an unknown assailant at the clashes.

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