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Trial of Egyptian editor Magdy El-Gallad postponed

Egypt's court adjourns the trial of editor-in-chief of the Al-Watan daily, Magdy El-Galad and journalist El-Khatib accused of publishing false news

Ahram Online , Saturday 15 Jun 2013
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Egypt’s misdemeanour court postponed the trial of the daily Al-Watan's Editor-in-Chief Magdy El-Galad and reporter Ahmed El-Khatib to 29 June allowing for plaintiffs to submit more documents.

The defendants are accused of publishing a false report which claimed that a militant Islamist cell arrested in October 2012 compiled a hit list of 100 Egyptian figures.

El-Galad, known for his critical stance towards the Muslim Brotherhood, is a former editor of the private-owned daily Al-Masry Al-Youm. He also hosts a television talk show on satellite channel CBC.

In April, Brotherhood-fielded President Mohamed Morsi ordered the withdrawal of all legal complaints lodged against Egyptian journalists.

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