CAIRO – 7 July 2018: The attorney general ordered head of the Supreme Council for Media Regulation (SCMR) to be investigated before the Supreme State Security Prosecution, justifying his decision to ban publishing on a subject concerning an Egyptian medical institution.
According to the general prosecution’s statement, any decision for publication prevention should be based on Article 26 of the Law on the media institutional organizations, without violating the powers of public prosecution.
The attorney-general addressed Makram Mohamed in stating that the law authorizes the SCMR to guarantee and protect freedom of the press and citizens’ right to enjoy free and fair press within the framework of professional practices.
According to the statement, the attorney-general told Makram to prepare clear answers to his decision to submit to the Supreme State Security Prosecution, which will initiate investigations in this regard.
For his part, Makram Mohammed Ahmed confirmed receiving the general prosecution’s memorandum, adding that the attorney-general rejected the decision from the Supreme Council to ban publishing in the case of Hospital 57357.