Al-Shoura Newspaper Closed down [Archives:1999/38/Local News]

September 20 1999

Last Thursday, the Capital Secretariat Reinvestigation Court brought in its final verdict of closing down Al-Shoura Newspaper, the mouthpiece of the Unionist Popular Forces Party. This decision was made on February 25th, 1999 by the Minister of Information, immediately after the issuance of an unlicensed newspaper, bearing the same name of Al-Shoura sacked the Unionist Popular Forces members. The Opposition Supreme Coordination Council considered this action as a reaction to its attitude against participating in the upcoming presidential election and called for supporting Al-Shoura case.