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Egypt military court gives journalist suspended jail term
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Cairo (AFP) Nov 03, 2013

Libya army officer killed in Benghazi blast
Benghazi, Libya (AFP) Nov 03, 2013 - An army officer was killed on Sunday in the restive Libyan city of Benghazi when a bomb placed under his car exploded, a security forces spokesman told AFP.

The blast also seriously wounded the officer's wife and two children, who were with him at the time.

"Suleiman al-Fissi, a military intelligence officer, was killed today when his car exploded. His wife and two children, who were with him, were injured," Colonel Milud al-Zwai said.

Fadia al-Barghathi, spokeswoman for Benghazi's Al-Jala hospital, confirmed the officer had been killed and said his wife and children had been seriously injured in the attack.

The eastern city of Benghazi, cradle of the 2011 uprising that toppled dictator Moamer Kadhafi, has been rocked by a wave of attacks against police and army officers.

And on Saturday a bomb targeted one of the few cafes in Benghazi where women could go before it opened in the morning, damaging the building but not wounding anyone.

Authorities have tried to impose order in Benghazi, but attempts to tackle the violence by deploying police and troops have proved ineffective.

Groups of ex-rebels who fought to topple Kadhafi were charged with maintaining security after the uprising, but many have been transformed into militias and have carved out their own fiefdoms across the vast, mostly-desert country.

An Egyptian military court on Sunday handed a journalist a six-month suspended jail term for taking pictures of army checkpoints on the border with Gaza, military sources said.

Mohammed Sabry is the third Egyptian journalist to be sentenced by military tribunals since the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July.

Sabry was convicted by a military court in the Suez Canal city of Ismailiya, almost a month after the same court gave a similar sentence to another Egyptian journalist, Ahmed Abu Derra.

Security officials said armed forces had arrested Sabry as he took pictures in the town of Rafah on the border with the Palestinian enclave. It was unclear when he was actually arrested.

Sabry is a freelance journalist working for several Egyptian publications.

The Egyptian authorities say they are targeting "terrorists" in the lawless Sinai Peninsula which borders the Gaza Strip, run by the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas.

A Cairo military court last month sentenced another journalist Hatem Abul Nour to a year in prison for impersonating an army officer over the phone.

The rulings against the journalists come as a panel tasked with amending the suspended constitution debates a clause allowing the military to try civilians. The army insists on retaining such powers.

The constitution, suspended when the army overthrew Morsi, allowed the military to try civilians accused of "harming" the armed forces.

Rights advocates say the speedy military tribunals violate defendants' rights to impartial trials.


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