Six journalists in Egypt referred to stand trial for spreading “false news”

Six journalists in Egypt have been referred to stand trial for allegedly spreading “false news” that defamed the justice minister.

 

Prosecutor Fathy Bayoumi said that the journalists were sent to court after authorities found that they “intentionally published false information to defame” Justice Minister Ahmed al-Zind.

 

According to Bayoumi, al-Zind was reported by the journalists to have sold state lands to a relative at below market price.

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