Egyptian website editor arrested for republishing article on election fraud

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Masr al-Arabia journalists say raid on its offices prompted by decision to run New York Times piece on alleged election irregularities

Egyptian police raided the office of a news website late on Tuesday and arrested its editor-in-chief, according to three of its journalists, including its managing editor.

The raid came two days after the supreme council for media regulation, an official oversight body, told the website, Masr al-Arabia, to pay 50,000 Egyptian pounds ($2,849) as a fine for republishing a New York Times article on alleged irregularities during last week’s presidential election.

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