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Monday, 12 March 2018

Cairo court to hold 10 April hearing on BBC’s Cairo office shut down

Another one of those “honest citizen lawyers” is trying to shut down the BBC’s offices in Cairo. The Cairo Court for Urgent Matters has set 10 April as the date for the first hearing in a lawsuit calling for shutting down of BBC’s office in Cairo and revoking its licence to operate in Egypt, Ahram Online reports. The lawsuit was filed by lawyer Mohamed Hamed Salem in response to a controversial report by the BBC. The State Information Service (SIS) had also called for a boycott of the broadcaster and demanded a formal apology.

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