Egypt prosecutor refers former information minister to trial
Former information minister Salah Abdel Maqsud has been referred to trial for offering state TV equipment to Al-Jazeera's Mubasher Misr during the overthrow of former president Morsi in July (Courtesy of Ahram Online)
Egypt's public prosecutor referred former information minister Salah Abdel Maqsud to trial for offering state television equipment to a satellite channel who broadcast pro-Morsi demonstrations, according to an AFP report.
Egyptian media reports say that the information minister provided the equipment to Al-Jazeera television who was covering pro-Morsi protests prior to Morsi's oust in July.
Almost immediately after Morsi's overthrow, Police raided the offices and seized equipment from Al-Jazeera's Egyptian affiliate, Mubasher Misr. The channel was forced to close following an order issued from a Cairo court in September.
Egyptian authorities and the media have overwhelmingly accused Al-Jazeera of "biased reporting" on the overthrow of the former Islamist president.