Cairo international book fair turns away jailed publisher's company

  The Guardian 

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Khaled Lotfy, whose firm Tanmia published a new edition of a book about Egyptian double agent Ashraf Marwan, has been sentenced to five years Cairo international book fair has excluded imprisoned publisher Khaled Lotfy’s firm from the event citing “security reasons”, the International Publishers Association (IPA) has said. Lotfy was sentenced to five years in prison last April for “spreading rumours and revealing military secrets” by publishing a cheap Egyptian edition of Uri Bar-Joseph’s The Angel, a biography of Ashraf Marwan, the Egyptian senior official who spied for Israel. The book has been adapted into the Netflix film The Angel.Egypt denies that Marwan betrayed his country , with former president Hosni Mubarak saying: “I do not doubt his loyalty.” Continue reading...
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