Egypt to try six journalists
CAIRO — An Egyptian prosecutor has referred six local journalists to trial for allegedly spreading “false news” that defamed the justice minister. Prosecutor Fathy Bayoumi said Wednesday that the six were sent to court after investigators found that they “intentionally published false information to defame” Justice Minister Ahmed al-Zind. The reports said al-Zind, as head of the powerful Judges Club, sold state lands to a relative at below market price. The accused include editors from the state-owned AlAhram news website and AbdelHaleem Kandeel, a well-known journalist.