Egypt: officials arrest prominent rights activist
Egyptian authorities on Nov. 8 arrested prominent human rights activist and journalist Hossam Bahgat after military officials questioned him concerning a report he wrote on the secret trial of former military officers. Bahgat, who writes for Mada Masr, was charged with "publishing false news that harms national interests and disseminating information that disturbs public peace." Rights groups such as Amnesty International have called the arrest a "blow for freedom of expression." [Sic*]
From Jurist, Nov. 9. Used with permission.
* Obviosuly, Amnesty International meant a blow against freedom of expression, not "for" it.