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Egypt - President orders editor's release but concerns remain

Reporters without borders
Read in Arabic (بالعربية) Reporters Without Borders hails yesterday's decision by President Mohamed Morsi to request Al-Dostour editor Islam Afifi's release just hours after a court placed him in pre-trial detention. Afifi is due to be tried on 16 September on various charges including publishing false information about President Morsi. The press freedom organization also welcomes an announced presidential decree repealing pre-trial detention for media offences. "Mr. Afifi will be released under (...)

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