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Egyptian prosecutors summon reporters over election coverage

AP  |  Cairo 

Egypt's says state security prosecutors summoned nine journalists over their coverage of last month's

said today that the summons is for the recently-dismissed of the Egyptian daily Al-Masry Al-Youm and eight other reporters.

They are expected to show up for questioning next Thursday Al-Masry Al-Youm was fined 150,000 Egyptian pounds, or about USD 8,500, and its was dismissed after a report saying the state rallied voters to participate in the

and the state's regulatory bodies have largely criticized independent and foreign media's coverage of the election.

was re-elected in last month's vote, which critics dubbed as undemocratic after all serious contenders quit or were forced to

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First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 17:15 IST