Bahrain prosecutor to question Al-Wasat ex-editors

Manama — 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 Shia 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.

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