Al Jazeera Blogs

Egypt Live Blog

Al Jazeera's Cairo Bureau chief, Abdel Fattah Fayed, has been released on bail

Last modified: 7 Jul 2013 17:18

Abdel Fattah Fayed, bueau chief for Al Jazeera's Arabic channel has been released on bail of 10,000 LE, after turning himself in to the aurthorities earlier. 

Fayed has been charged with running an unlicensed satellite channel and transmitting news that could comprise Egypt's national security.

During questioning Fayed presented papers to the prosecution, he says, that prove that Al Jazeera had obtained a full licence to operate in Egypt.

However the prosecution says Fayed and Al Jazeera violated the terms of that licence.

More soon ... 

For the latest story, click here