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Egyptian journalist gets year in prison for 'opposing constitution'

Female journalist working for a Muslim Brotherhood newspaper is sentenced to a year in prison after being arrested at an anti-constitution rally in January

Ahram Online , Monday 17 Mar 2014
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An Egyptian misdemeanour court sentenced a journalist who had worked for the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice newspaper to a year in prison with hard labour for disturbing the peace and "opposing the constitution."

Samah Ibrahim was apprehended by security forces while covering a rally by supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi who were demonstrating against the constitution during a referendum in January.

She was among nine people arrested at the rally.

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18-03-2014 10:04am
So, for reporting the NEWS!! you get a year sentence with hard labour??? WOW! But it reality is because she was a journalist working for MB,, damn shame. So all you journalist be careful for who you work for and what you report.. cause now everything will be taken from you just because you are reporting the news.. RIGHT or WRONG,, someone will not like what you right, when in reality all the have to do is not buy the paper.. SMH!!! poor Egypt
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17-03-2014 11:38pm
Egypt is not different than a fascist state
It has become a big show for whole world to see.
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