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article imageEgyptian journalists to be tried for incitement to murder Morsi

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By Paul Iddon     Aug 13, 2012 in Politics
Two Egyptian journalists will have to stand trial after they were accused of inciting to murder President Mohammed Morsi.
AFP and BBC report that television boss Tawfiq Okasha and newspaper journalist Islam Afifi are to be tried for "incitement" and for insulting President Morsi.
Adel Saeed a spokesman for the prosecutor general states that Okasha is to be tried under the charge of "incitement to murder" of the Islamist president. Afifi on the other hand is accused of having published "false information" that was aimed to insult Morsi and could also serve to "undermine and destabilize Egypt."
A travel ban has been imposed on the two men and they are being investigated following the complaints made against them.
The talk show Okasha hosts is controversial and he is notorious for his anti-Islamist views. His show was ordered off the air for the alleged incitement to murder "President Morsi and to overthrow the government."
Copies of Al-Dustour newspaper -- of which Afifi is editor-in-chief -- were also seized since they allegedly contained insulting remarks about the Egyptian president.
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