A journalist and the editor-in-chief from Al-Wafd newspaper were summoned on Saturday before the general prosecution to be investigated for publishing an article that was considered a breach of the media gag order.
The journalist, Samia Farouk, wrote an article about a lawsuit filed at the Administrative Judiciary to contest the media gag the prosecutor general issued on Tuesday over the case in which journalists Amr Badr and Mahmoud Al-Saqa stand trial.
Farouk and her editor, Sayed Abdelatty, were released following an investigation that was attended by representatives of the Press Syndicate.
Badr and Al-Saqa were arrested on Sunday night after a police force of at least 40 officers stormed the syndicate’s headquarters in downtown Cairo.
The prosecution issued a statement on Monday declaring that the detention of the two journalists and storming of the syndicate were pursuant to a search and arrest warrant issued by the prosecution.
“An end to the media gag in the case of the two arrested journalists” was one of the main decisions taken by the syndicate’s General Assembly on Wednesday. Several newspapers, in compliance with the assembly’s decision, ran slogans on their print issues and websites announcing their breach of the media gag.