Free Mohamed Fahmy.
Egypt Ramps Up Crackdown On Al Jazeera, Other Foreign Journalists, Voice of America
Rights groups and media organizations are expressing outrage over the arrest of three Al Jazeera English (AJE) journalists Sunday. They were arrested in their makeshift studio in a Cairo hotel, accused of “belonging to a terrorist group and broadcasting false news that harms national security.”
Bureau Chief Mohamed Fahmy, Peabody-award winning Australian journalist Peter Greste, producer Baher Mohamed and cameraman Mohamed Fawzy were arrested in their makeshift studio in a Marriott hotel room. Authorities also confiscated their cameras and equipment.
Fahmy, as @Repent11, last tweeted on December 28th about attacks on military security buildings in El Arish, in northern Sinai, as well as clashes between security forces and students at Al Azhar University, the 10th century seat of Islamic scholarship in Cairo. Students had taken to the streets a day earlier to protest the government’s designation of the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist group. Fahmy’s family is now tweeting on his behalf.