Egypt police raid Al Jazeera offices

Ahram Online , Friday 30 Aug 2013

Police storm Al Jazeera offices in Giza hours after its Egyptian channel, Al Jazeera Mubasher Misr, was banned by the authorities

Al Jazeera Mubshar Misr
Al Jazeera Mubasher Misr

Police have stormed the offices of Al Jazeera in Giza, after hours the authorities banned its Mubasher Misr channel from working in Egypt.

The Qatari-owned news channel's offices in Agouza, Dokki and Imbaba were raided on Friday morning.

On Thursday, the Egyptian government banned Al Jazeera Mubasher Misr from working in Egypt because it does not hold the requisite permits. It was also accused of spreading lies and rumours damaging to national security.

Some observers have criticised the channel for being biased towards the Muslim Brotherhood.

The office of Al-Mayadeen channel was also raided. The channel was founded and is owned by Tunisian-Lebanese talk show host Ghassan Bin Jiddo.

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