The former chief editor of Bahrain’s main opposition newspaper says he’s been summoned by a prosecutor investigating the paper’s allegedly unethical coverage of the Shiite uprising against the country’s rulers.
Mansoor al-Jamri, former editor-in-chief of Al Wasat newspaper, says he and two other former top editors will answer the prosecutor’s questions Monday.
Bahrain accuses Al Wasat of running fabricated news reports and false pictures.
Al-Jamri denies the allegations. He and the two other editors stepped down last week to save the newspaper from a campaign to muzzle anti-government media.
Bahrain has sharply tightened Internet and media controls under military rule imposed last month, after weeks of protests against the Sunni monarchy. Agencies