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