Egypt's Morsi drops complaints against journalists

April 10, 2013 22:33


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CAIRO - Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has ordered the withdrawal of legal complaints filed by the presidency against journalists, in a move that appeared aimed at fending off accusations of a crackdown on dissent by the Islamist-led authorities.

Morsi withdrew the complaints out of respect for freedom of expression, presidential spokesman Ehab Fahmy said.

Morsi is under international pressure to work for consensus and stability while Egypt seeks aid from the International Monetary Fund to ease an economic crisis. On Monday his government appeared to be heeding some of the concerns of the liberal and leftist opposition by announcing moves to amend the new constitution.

However, the latest legal move does not apply to complaints filed independently by Morsi loyalists against journalists and media figures.

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