Media forum lashes out at Abbas authority

[ 09/03/2011 – 09:30 AM ]

 

GAZA, (PIC)– The Palestinian media forum has strongly denounced the PA’s ”stalling” in bringing journalist Ala al-Titi to trial in the PA-run Al-Khalil Magistrate’s Court.

It said the behavior was aimed at restricting freedom of opinion and expression, which it emphasized should be preserved for all especially during recent reconciliation calls.

Titi had been indicted in the Al-Khalil Magistrate’s Court in November 2008 on charges of dealing with the Aqsa TV station. His 20th hearing had been pushed back last Sunday to April 4, 2011 after a request from the prosecution for an additional week to introduce new evidence.

The Al-Khalil appeals court had acquitted Titi, but the prosecution had later appealed the decision.

The media forum said the move threatens to undermine effort national reconciliation efforts.

Media forum lashes out at Abbas authority.

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