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Local watchdog criticises journalist detentions in Egypt

Feb 05,2014 - Last updated at Feb 05,2014

AMMAN — The Centre for Defending the Freedom of Journalists (CDFJ) on Wednesday expressed concern over the referral of 20 journalists from Al Jazeera satellite channel to Egyptian courts on charges of publishing “false news”.

In a statement sent to The Jordan Times, the CDFJ said the “arbitrary” measures taken against the reporters is in violation of press freedoms and human rights, calling for their release.

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