Egyptian Journalists End Hunger Strike after Government Compromise
Journalists employed by a suspended Egyptian Islamist newspaper ended their hunger strike Thursday after the government accepted that they be paid their salaries until the fate of the newspaper is resolved, sources at the Syndicate of Journalists said.
Journalists of Al-Shaab newspaper went on hunger strike to protest the suspension of their salaries after the newspaper was banned.
The Ministry of Manpower will pay salaries of non-journalists at the paper, while the Syndicate of Journalists will pay the journalists, the sources said
In May, the parties committee, which supervises party activity in Egypt, suspended both the Islamist Labor Party and Al-Shaab, which the party publishes, citing divisions in the party.
Among the journalists who were on strike was Al-Shaab editor-in-chief Magdi Hussein, who is serving a two-year prison sentence for defaming Agriculture Minister Yussef Wali -- CAIRO (AFP)
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