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Egypt military court jails two over leaked El-Sisi video

Pro-Muslim Brotherhood website says two people, including a journalist working for them, were jailed by a military court for leaking a video

Ahram Online , Thursday 10 Apr 2014
Abdel Fattah El-Sisi
Egypt's former army chief Abdel Fattah El-Sisi (Photo: AP)
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A military court on Thursday convicted two people of divulging military secrets for their involvement in leaking videos of former army chief Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi.

Rasd network said on its website that the court sentenced the network’s social media manager, Islam El-Hommosy, to one year in jail on the charges.

Also convicted according to Rasd was military conscript Mohamed Abdel-Moneim, who was sentenced to three years in jail.

Another journalist and a co-founder of the network, Amr Salama El-Qazzaz, was acquitted, the network added.

Rasd network is known for its sympathetic coverage of supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood group.

In the leaked video published by Rasd last October, El-Sisi is shown speaking to a group of military officers about what appeared to be a plan to influence the media and reinstate restrictions dismantled by the 2011 revolution.

Two other Rasd staff members, Amr Farrag and Omar Shaheen, were tried in absentia in the case and sentenced to three years in jail.

The first court session was held on 24 February.

El-Sisi resigned his post as military chief and defence minister last month to launch his presidential election campaign. He is believed to be the front-runner in the race, which is due to take place in late May.

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Aladdin, Egypt
11-04-2014 04:46am
Concerned About Safety
As much I respect you, I very concerned about your safety. Our enemies will target you and any other honest Egyptian. We need Shourah council instead of Western Democracy. It divided us and allowed criminal to reach power. Egypt socially, ..., is not ready for Western democracy yet.
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12-04-2014 01:58am
A supporter of the British parliament
It appears that according to the ruling class, Egypt is not ready for democracy period.

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