Suspending Al-Shumu [Archives:2000/20/Local News]

May 15 2000

In a recent letter to Information Undersecretary, Press and Publications Prosecution asked for suspending Al-Shumu newspaper and to prevent publishing news on investigations the paper is subjected to at South-East Al-Amanah Court until the issue was finally decided. The letter mentioned that the newspaper Chief Editor did not comply with the Prosecution decision and that made it decide to impose a fine on him according to the law. The court refused the Prosecution demand for suspending the newspaper and decided just to prevent publication of articles on the issue under consideration. Al-Shumu newspaper is accused of siding with a number of government officials in favor of others.