Reversing decision, Egypt continues to hold Al Jazeera journalist

first_img News News Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution Egypt is ranked 163rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. RSF_en Organisation “As well as being cruel, the decision to keep Mahmoud Hussein in detention has no legal basis,” RSF’s Middle East desk said. “Bringing new charges against him and again depriving him of a lawyer underscore the arbitrary nature of his imprisonment. We call for his immediate release and the withdrawal of all charges against him.” to go further Despite being held without trial for more than two and a half years, and despite his family’s expectation that he would be freed at any moment, Mahmoud Hussein is to remain in detention. Instead of being released, he has been taken back to the same detention centre and is now the subject of a new investigation. And once again, he has been interrogated without a lawyer being present.His daughter, who had been preparing for his release, reports that she tried to visit him but was refused permission. EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Imprisoned February 1, 2021 Find out more February 6, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Imprisoned Help by sharing this information Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison News Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff Follow the news on Egypt News May 29, 2019 Reversing decision, Egypt continues to hold Al Jazeera journalist Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the decision by Egypt’s judicial authorities to continuing holding Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein after previously deciding five days ago to release him conditionally, and calls for the withdrawal of all charges against him. January 22, 2021 Find out morelast_img

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