#FreeAJStaff campaign ad in New York Times

Al Jazeera reminds Egyptian president and officials of our detained colleagues as world congregates at UN assembly.

    As world leaders congregate at the UN General Assembly in New York, Al Jazeera wants the world to remember our colleagues Peter Greste, Mohammed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed who have been detained in Egypt for the past nine months.

     

    Al Jazeera has taken out a full page advert in the New York Times to remind the president of Egypt and other officials that our colleagues have been arrested, detained, charged and sentenced for just doing their job of honest, free and fair reporting.

    Since their arrest in December 2013, Al Jazeera has received international support calling for their freedom from human rights organisations, news networks and various governments.

    As we approach nine months since they have been arrested Al Jazeera is continuing the campaign for their release, urging the world to take note and for Egypt to give back them their freedom.

    We ask you once again to support the #FreeAJStaff campaign and post the following on Facebook and Twitter:

    "Al Jazeera’s journalists Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed have been jailed for seven to ten years in Egypt for doing their jobs of reporting the news.

    "Human rights organisations, news networks, and the US government have joined the call for their release. But nearly 300 days later they still languish behind bars.

    "Egypt, isn’t it time you give them back their freedom?" 

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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