Ikhwanweb :: The Muslim Brotherhood Official English Website

Mon79 2018

Last update07:00 AM GMT

Back to Homepage
Font Size : 12 point 14 point 16 point 18 point
:: Arab Revolutions > EGYPT
Press Syndicate Demands Release of Journalists Detained During Jerusalem Protests
Press Syndicate Demands Release of Journalists Detained During Jerusalem Protests
Saturday, December 16,2017 11:24
IkhwanWeb

A number of journalists organized a stand-up protest inside the Journalists Syndicate to demand the release of their colleagues, chanting slogans against the repressive security apparatus and the crackdown on the freedom of expression and journalists, warning the Interior ministry against repeating incidents of raiding their syndicate.


The journalists also warned their syndicate's council against caving in to the Interior Ministry, and demanded to maintain the freedom of protest on the Syndicate's entrance stairs. They also raised banners reading: "Jerusalem is the Capital of Palestine" and "freedom for Abd Al Aziz and Suweifi."


For its part, the Egyptian Press Syndicate Council announced its full solidarity with the journalists arrested during the Jerusalem protest stand-up, and demanded the government to release them and allow their families to visit them.


A statement issued by the Syndicate Council following its emergency meeting declared its solidarity with the journalists detained during Jerusalem protests: Ahmed Abd Al Aziz and Hussam Al Suwaify, and demanded the Interior Ministry to stop violations against journalists,and  pledged full legal support to the Syndicate’s members.

tags: Palestine / Muslim Brotherhood / MB / Coup / Anti-Coup / Security Forces / Egyptian Jails / Prison / Pro-Legitimacy / Violence / Egyptians / Revolution / Military Coup / Egyptian Army / Political Detainees / Justice System / Cairo / Jerusalem / Al Azhar
Posted in EGYPT , Palestine  
Add Comment Send to Friend Print
Related Articles
Human Rights Watchdog: Two Journalists Abducted by Sisi Security Forces, 94 Detained to Date
Scores of Journalists Hold Strike in Solidarity with Al-Aqrab Detainees
Families of Detained Journalists Demand Immediate Release; Press Freedom Group Strikes in Solidarity
Journalists in Harsh Junta Jail Start Hunger-Strike to Protest Ill-Treatment, Rights Violations
Military Coup Regime Puts 45 Journalists, Media Professionals on Terrorist Lists
Rights Organization: 15 Journalists, Media Professionals Unjustly Added to Egypt New Terror List
Rights Group Condemns Junta Death Sentences for Four Journalists
Rights Group: Interrogating Egyptian Journalists Syndicate Head, Top Officials Negative Indicator of Egypt Press Freedom
Rights Organization: Coup Forces Attack Foreign and Egyptian Journalists Covering Protests Monday
Rights Group: Coup Security Forces Assault, Detain Journalists During Friday Protest Coverage
Detained Journalists' Families Organize Sit-In at Union HQ, Protesting Worsening Cell Conditions
Arab Media Freedom Monitor Annual Report: 100 Journalists Jailed in 2015
Egyptian Journalists Syndicate: Anti-Terrorism Law Kills Journalism
Rights Organization: 172 Junta Violations Against Journalists in 2015 To-Date, Mostly by Police
Muslim Brotherhood Solidarity, Support for Egypt Journalists Protest
Muslim Brotherhood Spokesperson, Gehad El-Haddad Sentenced to Life in Prison for Speaking to Foreign Journalists
Journalists For Reform Condemns Life Imprisonment, Execution Orders
Journalists For Reform Mourns Charlie Journalists
Press Coordination Committee: Aljazeera Journalists Must Be Released Along with 90 Other Journalists
Hundreds of Journalists, Media Professionals Detained, Killed Under Military Junta Rule