La chaîne qatarie Al Jazeera a annoncé poursuivre l’Egypte en justice devant un tribunal d’arbitrage dépendant de la Banque mondiale, l’accusant d’avoir «confisqué» ses investissements et causé «une perte d’au moins 150 millions de dollars».
Pan-Arab TV Network Al-Jazeera is taking legal actions against Egypt over the closure of the Qatar-owned broadcast network and the harassments of its journalists has led to $150 million worth of losses.
The Qatar-based satellite network Al Jazeera served Egypt with a $150 million compensation claim on Monday for what it said was damage to its business inflicted by Cairo’s military rulers, a step likely to worsen Qatari-Egyptian relations.
That concern is a real and serious one, but there is also a more direct and crude problem: parties (or their lawyers) bribing, or making backdoor deals with, the arbitrators to secure a favorable outcome.
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