CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian military official says a military court has given Sinai-based photojournalist Mohammed Sabry a six-month suspended sentence for filming military installations in the restive peninsula.
The official spoke Sunday on condition of anonymity because he was not allowed to brief reporters.
Sabry was arrested in January by Egyptian border guards in the city of Rafah for filming military installations near the border with the Palestinian Gaza Strip. He was released on bail days later.
Since a popularly-backed coup ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi in July, many rights groups have expressed concern about restrictions on freedom of expression.
Earlier in October, award-winning journalist Ahmed Abu-Draa was given a similar sentence for endangering national security by spreading false information in his coverage of military operations against Islamic militants in Sinai.
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An eight-year-old boy was shot Thursday morning in Cattaraugus County. Officials are at the scene on West Road, in Leon.
There is another Lake Effect Snow Warning in effect for Erie, Wyoming, Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties from Thursday through early Friday.
Lake Effect Snow Warnings return today with the chance for an additional foot for some areas.
A 26-year-old male employee of Ying's Wings and Things told police that Haibo Jiang, also known as Jimmy Ying, choked him until he passed out.
A Good Samaritan died Wednesday while trying to assist the driver of a tractor trailer who got stuck in the snow.
Viewers sent in photos from the snowfall around Western New York.