Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Freedom of speech in Egypt: Sadat's nephew receives jail term

BBC NEWS | Middle East | Sadat's nephew receives jail term: "A military court in Egypt has jailed a nephew of the assassinated President Anwar Sadat on charges of insulting the army and spreading disinformation.

Opposition MP Talaat Sadat was sent to prison for a year after he alleged in a TV interview that the armed forces were complicit in his uncle's murder.

Mr Sadat said he had been prosecuted because he opposed the government."

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