Posted on 03/20/2019 at 02:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The latest move in Egypt’s campaign against bestselling author Alaa al-Aswany is a lawsuit against him.

Military prosecutors are suing him for “insulting the president, the armed forces and judicial institutions,” according to the Guardian.

Al-Aswany argues that the charges — linked to his columns for the news company Deutsche Welle and his latest novel, The Republic, As If — are contrary to Egypt’s constitution.

Catch up on how Egypt has tried to silence al-Aswany, best known for his 2002 novel The Yacoubian Building, in the Guardian.

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