Trial of Al-Jazeera journalists adjourned for fifth time

first_imgNews RSF_en Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff EgyptMiddle East – North Africa to go further Abdulrahim Shaheen, a reporter for two newspapers – Al-Hurriya wa Al-Adala and Misr 25 – was arrested by national security police yesterday on charges of “membership of a terrorist group,” “inciting hatred” and “spreading false information.”At the same time in Cairo, the trial of 20 Al-Jazeera journalists was adjourned for the fifth time after another hearing today.Journalists continue to be exposed to arbitrary arrest although the new Constitution guarantees freedom of expression and opinion (article 65), freedom of the press (article 70) and media independence (article 72).The Egyptian authorities have clearly not appreciated Al-Jazeera’s coverage of demonstrations in support of ousted President Mohammed Morsi. On 3 September the Administrative Chamber of the Council of State ordered the closure of Al-Jazeera’s Egyptian station.The 20 Al-Jazeera journalists are charged with “undermining national unity and social peace,” “broadcasting false information” and “membership of a terrorist organization.” Eight of the 20 have been arrested while the other 12 are being tried in absentia.The prosecutor’s office has not named the detained journalists but, since 29 December, they have included Cairo bureau chief Mohamed Adel Fahmy, who has Canadian and Egyptian dual citizenship, Baher Mohamed, who is Egyptian, and Peter Greste, who is Australian.Greste is accused of “collaborating with the Egyptian defendants by providing them with money, equipment and information (…) and broadcasting false reports designed to give the impression to the outside world that there was a civil war.”In a show of solidarity, many journalists gathered outside BBC headquarters in London on 7 April, their 100th day in detention.Reporters Without Borders condemns the way the Egyptian authorities are persecuting journalists. They should respect the principles enshrined in the new constitution, especially in article 71, which prohibits jail sentences in media cases.Another Al-Jazeera journalist, Abdullah Al-Shami, has been held since 14 August without any charge being brought against him. He began a hunger strike on 23 January in protest against his arbitrary detention, and has so far reportedly lost 30 kilos in weight.When Reporters Without Borders reached his brother, Mohamed Al-Shami, by telephone, he said he was “very worried” about his health. He said his brother “has seen a doctor only three times since his arrest” and “his health has deteriorated considerably.”In an open letter that Mohamed al-Shami gave to Reporters Without Borders, the detained journalist writes:“My name is Abdullah Al-Shami. I have already lived a quarter-century of my life, of which eight months between four walls where every day is the same as the previous one and the next one. There is no tomorrow here, no novelty. Eighty days have passed since the start of my hunger strike and I will not give up before achieving my goal of being released.My story is not a unique one. It is the story of all those who thirst for the freedom of information that is guaranteed in the laws. Not far from this cell, a door without a barrier or a guard will open and I will look up with confidence and firm determination. I am not a criminal nor a militia member. I am a journalist, and journalism is not a crime.”Fahmy’s health is also worrying. He has a shoulder injury that has not been treated properly and he can no longer move his right arm. His family wrote to acting President Adly Mansour requesting his release so that he can get appropriate treatment. January 22, 2021 Find out more April 11, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Trial of Al-Jazeera journalists adjourned for fifth time February 6, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on Egyptcenter_img News Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution News Receive email alerts EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison February 1, 2021 Find out more Organisation Help by sharing this information last_img read more

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Shannon Chamber Saddened at Passing of its Founding Director and First…

first_imgEmail “His dedication to Shannon was obvious. Eddie was instrumental in introducing the first full-time employee to hold a CEO position in the Chamber, a position that continues to be retained.  Previous articleTechPost | Episode 14 | New Immersive Software Engineering Course at ULNext articleGardaí facing charges linked to corruption in public office probe Sarah Carrhttp://www.limerickpost.ie “Throughout my tenure as CEO, his interest in the Chamber continued and he was always curious as to how we were progressing and our wide range of initiatives. His presence will be sadly missed in Shannon but his legacy will live on. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Advertisement Linkedin TAGSEddie RyanKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostShannon Group WhatsApp Print Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live SHANNON Chamber Board and executive is saddened to hear of the passing of a founding director of the Chamber, and first acting CEO, Eddie Ryan.Eddie’s association with aviation spanned a lifetime of over 70 years and it was fitting that he was awarded the Royal Aeronautical Society Distinguished Service Award for this lifetime of dedication to aviation and inspiring many young people.Remembering Eddie, Shannon Chamber CEO Helen Downes says: “Without much help from anyone, Eddie established the Aviation Museum, and along with Jane Magill has since developed it into one of the few visitor attractions currently in Shannon. Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash “On behalf of the Board and executive, I extend our sympathies to his wife Philomena, daughters Marion, Geraldine and Fiona, and his son Finbar. May he Rest in Peace.” Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live LimerickNewsShannon Chamber Saddened at Passing of its Founding Director and First Acting CEOBy Sarah Carr – April 29, 2021 245 Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limericklast_img read more

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