Call on the Egyptian authorities to release journalists held for “airing misleading news”

4 Apr

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Australian journalist Peter Greste was arrested last December alongside his Al Jazeera colleagues Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed.

Their crime? Airing ‘misleading news’ about Egypt’s political situation.

If convicted, they could face life imprisonment.

Peter’s arrest is part of an increasingly disturbing and violent crackdown by the Egyptian authorities. Journalists, protesters, and anyone seen as a threat to the government are targets.

Thousands have been killed in the streets. And in a single shock ruling last week, 528 people were sentenced to death after only two hearings.
If Egypt has any chance at a peaceful future, it must be built on respect for human rights and the rule of law.

Journalism is not a crime. Call on the Egyptian authorities free Peter and his colleagues immediately

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One Response to “Call on the Egyptian authorities to release journalists held for “airing misleading news””

  1. angelbeam April 4, 2014 at 17:42 #

    Reblogged this on spacehunter45's Blog and commented:
    Be brave live fearless let them go let peter and his friends be free…..

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