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NUJ marks 400 days detention of journalists in Egypt

30 January 2015

Sunday 1 February marks 400 days in jail for journalists Mohamed Fahmy, Baher Mohamed and Peter Greste. The NUJ and sister unions around the world continue to demand the release of all journalists detained. Journalism is not a crime and we demand they are set free.

Michelle Stanistreet, NUJ general secretary, said:

“The Egyptian authorities must stop the persecution of journalists and it is a travesty of justice that our colleagues have now spent 400 days in jail. Mohamed Fahmy, Baher Mohamed and Peter Greste were just doing their jobs and must be released now.

“No government should be allowed to deny journalists, wherever they are, their right to report. The freedom of journalists to work in the public interest must be internationally recognised as a benchmark for a civilised society."

Tags: , press freedom, peter greste, mohamed fahmy, baher mohamed, egypt, al jazeera