MB Media Advisor Condemns Crackdown On MB Publishing Houses
|Monday, August 25,2008 05:56|
Chairman of Muslim Brotherhood Media Department Assem Shalaby has strongly condemned the government’s crackdown on publishing houses and bookshops owned by MB members ahead of the holy month of Ramadan.
Shalaby, who is also a publisher, dismissed the crackdown as “an illegal assault on the inviolability of personal properties and another series of attacks on freedom of expression.”
He added that all the stormed companies and bookshops are licensed and sell normal religious and academic books that are sold in other bookstores across the country.
For two consecutive days, state security forces have been storming bookstores and publishing houses owned by MB members across
In Al Sharkiyya governorate, security officers seized a number of religious books and gifts worth LE 200,000 from Al Fayrouz bookstore, while its owner denied that his books have any illegal content. They also seized all the licenses of the company, and all related documents.
Al Nour Company for Media Production was also a target of the crackdown. It is one of the largest multimedia productions companies in
In the Upper Egypt Qena governorate, ten computers that worth LE 23,000 were seized by police from “High Quality” multimedia company.