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Egypt convicts journalists for insulting Al-Sisi’s family

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and his wife Entissar Amer

The Egyptian government has punished a number of journalists at the daily newspaper Al-Ahram after a typo led to an article which badly insulted Entissar Al-Sisi, the wife of the incumbent President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, Quds Press reported yesterday, quoting official sources.

A cut out of the newspaper which, after a typo, led to an article that badly insulted Entissar Al-Sisi, the wife of President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi [Tanja7]

This is not the first time journalists have been arrested for insulting the president’s family. Last April four reporters at the government-run Al-Hilal magazine were suspended after publishing false information which insulted Al-Sisi’s mother.

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The anonymous sources said that following an order by the Egyptian authorities a technician at Al-Ahram was fired while other senior editors at the newspaper were referred to an administrative investigation.

The article, entitled “The President’s wife appears in Egyptian designed clothing”, described Entissar’s outfit at the president’s swearing in ceremony for his second term on 2 June.

It was published with a typo in the body of the text which meant the word for outfit was published as male genitalia.

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