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Egypt shuts down four TV stations

TEHRAN (FNA)- An Egyptian court ordered the closure of four television channels, including one run by the Muslim Brotherhood, Ahrar 25.

The Egyptian arm of al-Jazeera, Mubashir Misr, is one of those set to be shut down, along with the Islamist channels al-Quds and al-Yarmuk, BBC reported.

Authorities have recently cracked down on media seen as sympathetic to deposed President Mohammed Mursi.

Mursi is awaiting trial for allegedly inciting the murder of protesters last year.

On Monday, Egypt expelled three foreign journalists working for al-Jazeera’s English language channel, saying they did not have correct press accreditation.

By Fars News Agency

 

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