Al Jazeera journalist Abdullah al-Shamy to be released today – brother

Al Jazeera journalists

CAIRO, June 17 (Aswat Masriya) Abdullah al-Shamy, an Egyptian journalist who had been on hunger strike for over 100 days, is expected to be released on Tuesday in accordance with an order from the country’s top prosecutor, his brother told Aswat Masriya.

Egypt’s prosecutor-general Hisham Barakat ordered the release of Shamy on medical grounds late on Monday.

Shamy, and 12 others, were arrested on August 14 during the dispersal of two sit-ins held in support of ousted President Mohamed Mursi.

Shamy’s lawyer also expects the journalist to be freed later today from a Nasr City police station.

In a Facebook post, Mosa’ab al-Shamy thanked everybody who stood in solidarity with his brother until he was released. He particularly thanked activists Leila Suef and Aida Saif al-Dawla who began a hunger strike a few weeks ago in solidarity with the young journalist.

Al Jazeera – Netherlands summons Egyptian ambassador over “disappointing” verdict

CAIRO, June 23 (Aswat Masriya) The Netherlands said on Monday it was summoning the Egyptian ambassador to protest against the “disappointing” verdict against a Dutch journalist.

Rena Netjes was sentenced on Monday in abstenia to 10 years in prison, in the case known as the “Marriott Cell” which involved Al Jazeera journalists who were accused of defaming Egypt and spreading false news.

“Rena Netjes did not have a fair trial. The Netherlands is taking this matter very seriously,” Dutch Foreign Affairs Minister Frans Timmermans, said.

Timmerans summoned the Egyptian Ambassador and will discuss the matter in Luxemburg with his European counterparts, according to the official page of the Netherlands embassy in Egypt.

The Dutch journalist fled Egypt in February after it appeared that she was one of 20 journalists accused of being party to an alleged terrorist plot.

The judge also sentenced the British journalists Sue Turton and Dominic Kane in absentia to 10 years in prison.

The United Kingdom also summoned the Egyptian ambassador over the sentencing.

Egypt court to rule in “Marriott Cell” case of Al Jazeera journalists

CAIRO, June 23 (Aswat Masriya) An Egyptian criminal court sentenced three Al Jazeera journalists to seven years in prison on Monday on charges of defaming Egypt and spreading false news in the case known as the “Marriott Cell”.

The three defendants are Australian award-winning journalist Peter Greste, former BBC producer Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed who was sentenced to an additional three years for arms possession.

The court also sentenced 11 fugitive defendants to 10 years in prison with labor and acquitted two.

Egypt sentences two Al Jazeera journalists to 7 yrs, one to 10

CAIRO, June 23 (Aswat Masriya) An Egyptian criminal court sentenced three Al Jazeera journalists to seven years in prison on Monday on charges of defaming Egypt and spreading false news in the case known as the “Marriott Cell”.

The three defendants are Australian award-winning journalist Peter Greste, former BBC producer Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed who was sentenced to an additional three years for arms possession.

The court also sentenced 11 fugitive defendants to 10 years in prison with labor and acquitted two.

This content is from : Aswat Masriya