Ibrahim Eissa

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Amid a crackdown, three Egyptian editors sentenced to jail

September 26, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, September 26, 2007­­―The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns this week’s convictions of three editors from an opposition daily, which come amid a flurry of criminal lawsuits filed against the press by lawyers affiliated with the ruling National Democratic...

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Four editors sentenced to jail

September 13, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, September 13, 2007—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns a Cairo court’s ruling today that sentences four independent editors to one-year jail terms for publishing “false information.” Editors Ibrahim Eissa of the daily Al-Dustour, Wael al-Abrashy of the weekly...

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Egyptian editor questioned over reports about Mubarak’s health

September 6, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, September 6, 2007—The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned about the case of a leading independent Egyptian editor who is being investigated by a state security prosecutor for reporting about the allegedly declining health of Egyptian President...

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Egyptian blogger jailed for insulting Islam, Mubarak

February 22, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, February 22, 2007—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns an Egyptian court’s verdict sentencing an Egyptian Internet writer to four years in prison for his online criticisms. The case represents the first time that an Egyptian blogger has stood...

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Attacks on the Press 2006: Egypt

February 5, 2007 11:35 AM ET

EGYPT The Egyptian Journalists Syndicate mounted a widespread campaign to pressure President Hosni Mubarak to fulfill a February 2004 promise to decriminalize press offenses. More than 20 newspapers went on strike for a day in July as part of the...

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New law still threatens press freedoms

December 12, 2006 12:00 AM ET

New York, July 12, 2006— The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply troubled by Egypt’s newly amended press law that fails to honor a promise by President Hosni Mubarak to abolish prison for press offenses. The law also sharply increases...

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Editor, reporter for weekly are sentenced to jail

June 26, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, June 26, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists deplores today’s decision by an Egyptian court to sentence two journalists to a year in prison for publishing a report critical of President Hosni Mubarak, his family, and other top officials....

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