Egypt’s Brotherhood TV, other Islamist channels taken off air

Four Islamist television channels in Egypt were taken off air on Wednesday following the ouster of Mohammad Mursi. (Al Arabiya)

The television station of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and three other channels linked to Islamist groups backing ousted President Mohammad Mursi was taken off air immediately after a military decision to remove Mursi from power.

 The managers of the Brotherhood’s channel 25 were arrested hours after Islamist, state news agency MENA reported. Salafist channels al-Nass, al-Hifaz, al-Amjaad were also shut down.

The Egypt25 channel had been broadcasting live coverage of rallies by tens of thousands of pro-Mursi demonstrators in Cairo and around the country, with speeches by leading Brotherhood politicians denouncing the military intervention to oust the elected president.

(With Reuters)


Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:41 - GMT 06:41