London protest to free Al Jazeera journalists in Egypt
WhenTuesday 12 November 2013
4.30 - 6.30pm
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Egyptian Embassy, 26 South Street, London, W1K 1DW
The National Union of Journalists (NUJ UK and Ireland), the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the Aljazeera Media Network have organised a show of solidarity for the journalists who have been detained, injured or killed in Egypt.
Please join us to demand the freedom of Aljazeera reporter Abdullah Al Shami and Aljazeera cameraman Mohamed Bader who remain detained in Egypt - for more than 3 months now.
Abdullah Al Shami is 25 years old and was arrested on 14 August and transferred to Abu-Zabal prison. He had been working for Aljazeera covering events in Rabia Square at the time of his arrest.
Mohamed Bader is a 28 year and was arrested on 16 July at Azbakeya police station for an investigation into his coverage of the Ramses Square clashes. They accused him for possessing a camera! Mohamed Bader was transferred to the Tura prison for further interrogation and his detention has been renewed repeatedly ever since. His first baby came into the world whilst his father remains in detention.
Journalists have also lost their lives in Egypt over the last few months -
Mick Deane, 61 years old and a veteran Sky News cameraman was shot and killed while covering events in Cairo on 14 August. It was at the same day where hundreds were killed when Egyptian security and military forces stormed two protest camps in Rabia and Al Nahda squares.
Habiba Ahmed Abd El Aziz, 26 years old and a journalist in Gulf News, UAE was shot dead while filming during a security and military raid on Rabia Square on 14 August.
Please support, attend and promote this protest - to show respect for our dead and to show solidarity with our colleagues who remain detained.
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