06 : 48 PM - 11/04/2011
Manama, April 11. (BNA) - Following the legal case filed by the Information Affairs Authority (IAA) against Al Wasat newspaper, the General Prosecution yesterday summoned Al Wasat newspaper’s former Editor-in-Chief Mansoor Al Jamri, managing editor Walid Nouwaihidh, and head of local news department Aqeel Mirza and quizzed them over allegations of publishing falsified news, Prosecutor General Dr. Ali bin Fadhl Al Buainin today stated.
The General Prosecution charged them with publishing fabricated news and made up stories in an open way that may harm public safety and national interests and provided them with compelling evidence collected by the Anti-Economic Crime Directorate, he also said.
He added that they were released following the interrogation, asserting that they will stand trial as soon as investigations are over.
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BNA 1539 GMT 2011/04/11
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