Last week there were four chief in editors who were sent to jail and now they are five as today the court ruled to jail :
Anwar El-Howaray , the chief in editor of Daily "El-Wafad"
Mohamed El-Galb the head of the parliament section in the newspaper
"Amir Salam" the journalist of politics affair in the newspaper
Salam-Galab-El-Howaray "from left to right"
They were sentenced to jail for two years with a fine equal 2000 E.P !!
There is a bail to stop the court order which is equal 5000 E.P for each of them
The court order came like that for publishing so-called false news that harms the Egyptian Judicial System !!!
As the Newspaper published on the last 26th of January 2007 that the minister of Justice said in the Shura council that the Egyptian judicial system is without efficiency ,the Justice is in danger and 90% of the Egyptian Judges are not efficient enough
12 lawyers !!?? Why did not those 12 lawyers sue the minister of Justice for his rude attacks day and night against the Egyptian Judges !!?? those 12 lawyers are from the NDP honorable members by the way just like the rest of the lawyers in previous cases
Look I do not know about this ancient news but I won't be surprised if the Minister of justice said so because this man hates the independent Judges and is rude with them
And even when you read the news they published in January I do not see any insult to the Egyptian Judicial system !!Already this news depends on the statement of the minister to the Shura council ,it is officially documented for sure in the Shura sessions journals , which were already presented to the court by the defense lawyer , for some reason it was discarded !!
I do not know I do not think this is for the Egyptian Judicial System's black eyes , I believe this is a new episode in the witch hunt of the Egyptian Journalists
In less than one month 8 journalists were sentenced to jail between 2 and four years !!
Ironically in all other cases there other side who sued the journalists and wanted a maximum penalty as a punishment is always a lawyer or two !!??
Another interesting point the court which saw this stupid case is the court of El-Warak , this court also saw the famous previous trial against Ibrahim Eissa when another lawyer "did n't I tell there is something strange !!!" sued him and his newspaper for insulting the Egyptian President sending him to jail ,of course he had to pay a bail
It was the start of the witch hunt technically there ,
El-Wafad newspaper is published by the Egyptian Party El-Wafad , the famous opposition party , it is opposition newspaper which is used to attack the government day and night despite the fact that the head of the party now is the brother of the current Agriculture minister in the cabinet , still it is a popular newspaper , of course El-Dostor and Sowat El-Oma took the lead from it because of the freedom limit
Another bad day for her majesty ,the fourth authority in Egypt , the Journalism
Ironically I was watching an episode from the TV series "king Farouk" when I went to see the news during the commercial break , in the beginning of the today's episode King Farouk was showed so scared and worried that the Egyptian Press could know the flings of his mother in Europe and he would not be able to force any censorship on the press in that case !! This was from more than 50 years when Egypt was a constitutional monarchy