The Public Prosecutor ordered the release of the journalist, “Basma Mustafa”

October 6th, 2020 by Editor


The Public Prosecutor ordered the release of the journalist, “Basma Mustafa”, after being interrogated on the charges against her, and further investigations into the incident are currently resumed.

Basma Mustafa was accused of using her personal account on social media to publish and promote false news that would disturb security and public peace. The journalist on the Al-manasa- (platform’s) website denied all the charges against her and insisted that she only conduct journalistic investigations within the framework of her work on various social issues and issues of concern to public opinion, including issues related to the recent Coronavirus pandemic.

According to the statement, the “Public Prosecution” reviewed Basma’s account on the aforementioned social networking site, and found it inactive. Basma denied knowing the reasons behind the account deactivation. Investigations are being resumed.

It is reported that the journalist Basma Mustafa was arrested on her way to Luxor Governorate to cover the protests in the village of Awamiya.

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