Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi doesn’t hold grudges. According to MENA, Egypt’s state news agency, Morsi issued his first decree Thursday, as he assumed legislative powers this month. The new law now bans the imprisonment of journalists who are awaiting trial for publishing-related trials. The move followed widespread indignation over a Cairo court’s decision to detain the editor of the newspaper el-Dustour on charges that it insulted Morsi and potentially harmed the public interest. The news editor will now be freed.
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