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Al-Ahram Arabic Daily editor questioned over false news of Morsi detention

Egypt army calls news of Morsi detention 'unfounded', intended to 'inflame public opinion and serve particular political factions'

Ahram Online , Monday 22 Jul 2013
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Chief editor of Egypt's oldest state-run daily was interrogated by the country's prosecutor-general over publishing false news regarding the detention of Egypt's toppled president Mohamed Morsi, judicial sources told Ahram Online.

Al-Ahram reported in its Monday first edition (typically released early evening on the previous day) that the prosecutor-general had ordered the former president’s arrest, detaining him for 15 days pending investigation.

The story was published under the name of Al-Ahram arabic Daily chief editor Abdel Nasser Salama.

Hours after the story’s release, the Egyptian army countered the news, calling it unfounded and intended to "inflame public opinion and serve particular political factions," according to military spokesman Ahmed Ali.

The paper claimed Morsi’s arrest had been ordered on charges of espionage and inciting violence based on recorded phone calls made by Morsi to the US, the Muslim Brotherhood, and Hamas during the hours leading up to his overthrow by Egypt’s army.

Former President Morsi has been held incommunicado at an undisclosed location since his ouster on 3 July in a measure the army said was aimed to protect him.

The former president, however, has not yet been charged with any crime.Washington, the EU, and Germany have called for his release.

Several members of the Muslim Brotherhood – the party from which Morsi hails – are facing charges of inciting violence, with some in detention and others still on the run.

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ANZAR AHMAD
17-12-2013 02:24pm
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WHETHER FASCT OR NOT
THAT IS NEWS OF POLITICAL SITUATION AND EGYPTIAN BETTER KNOW ABOUT IT WHAT IS FACT AND REALITY OUTSIDER CAN NOT REALIZE IT AND IT IS EGYPT INTERNAL AFFAIR NO BODY CAN INTERFERE IN IT
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abdulrahman
23-07-2013 03:07am
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No Doubt It Is A Military Dictatorship
The military says it is holding President Morsi for his own safety and deny the al Ahram report that he was detained for investigation.General Al Sisi and Mansour Adly and Gang!!! Having committed treason, don't continue by fooling around with people's freedom. The manner the freedom of President Morsi and the leaders of brotherhood being handled proves to Egyptian people and the whole world that the military and the illegal regime is a dictator and plain stupid. The Numbers of pro Morsi protesters are rising by the days and the US, Western Europe, African Union cannot keep mum over such dictatorial behavior for long. The coup plotters are alienating the people away and it will not be long from now when they will abandon their illegal positions and run to save their skin.
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Hamdy
23-07-2013 01:23am
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it is all part of a plan...
...to incite the Egyptian masses against Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood. The aim is to make it easy for those in power to try to disperse the protesters using (possibly lethal) force claiming that it is all "to protect the security of our mother land against terrorists." Why else would the editor-in-chief, a person supposedly in a very responsible position, write such outlandish fabricated lies that only a simple-minded person can accept.
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Stephen Sayedon
18-05-2014 02:34am
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Down with the mililtary coup
EGYPT must gedt rid of the dictatorship of the military and to choose the wright leadership.It is enough of 60 years of dictaorship
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