Egypt curb on Al Jazeera journalist

Howayda Taha was making a documentary on citizens' complaints about police harassment.

     

    Taha, an Egyptian producer for Al Jazeera's Arabic language channel, was planning to leave the country on January 8 after completing her reporting, but was stopped at Cairo International Airport and told she was not allowed to travel.

     

    Airport authorities confiscated 50 tapes, video recorder, her personal computer and books, saying that they would return the items 48 hours later.

      

    "The tapes and her computer have not yet been returned," Abdel Ghani said.

      

    Human rights groups have complained of the existence of the Supreme State Security court in Egypt, saying its procedures often violate internationally recognised fair trial norms.

     

     

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera and agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Many Pentecostal churches in the Niger Delta offer to deliver people from witchcraft and possession - albeit for a fee.

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    No, it wasn't because of WMDs, democracy or Iraqi oil. The real reason is much more sinister than that.