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Egypt: Female Journalist Jailed

Categories: Middle East & North Africa, Egypt, Breaking News, Digital Activism, Freedom of Speech, Human Rights, Law, Media & Journalism

“The Nuzha Misdemeanours Court in Cairo issued it´s verdict against Huwaida Taha today. Taha, who produced the al Jazeera documentary on torture in Egypt, ‘behind the sun’ (Wará ash Shams in arabic) was sentenced to six months in prison, and ordered to pay a fine of 30 000 Egyptian pounds/equivalent to 5200 USD. She was found to be guilty of ‘harming Egypt´s national interest’,” writes Egyptian blogger Ibn Al Dunya.