Egypt journalists’ union head gets two-year jail term
- November 20, 2016
In Egypt, the head of the journalists’ union and his two companions have been sentenced to two years imprisonment for ‘harbouring fugitives’.
A court in Cairo also allowed Yehia Qallash and board members Gamal Abdel Rahim and Khaled al-Balshy to pay a $630-bail (£510) pending an appeal. The two had sought shelter in the building from arrest warrants.
They are accused ofarousing protests against a decision by the Egyptian authorities to hand over two islands in the Red Sea to Saudi Arabia.