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Al Jazeera's Elshamy marks 250 days in jail

The journalist's father has called on Western nations to help free his son from an Egyptian prison.

Last updated: 21 Apr 2014 11:41
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Al Jazeera Arabic's Abdullah Elshamy has now been held in an Egyptian prison for 250 days without trial and has been on a
hunger strike for the past 91 days.

Elshamy sent a letter from jail about three weeks ago, describing his feelings about his incarceration.

"I have a responsibility on my shoulders. It is to complete documenting stories of people here as much as possible and stay steadfast," Elshamy wrote.

"The tales are from all Egyptian cities and all levels of society. Everybody here talks about injustice that they've suffered
indiscriminately."

Al Shami's father, Al Shami Noshi Elshamy, on Monday called on the West to take action to help free his son and the other incarcerated journalists.

"If the international society respects the freedom of journalists and the media, they should do something," Elshamy said.

Al Jazeera's Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed have also been in prison for 114 days.

Their trial has been adjourned until Tuesday.

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