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Ahmed al-Najdi: Egypt to free Al Jazeera journalist, lawyer says | Al Jazeera Information


Al Jazeera Mubasher journalist Ahmed al-Najdi has been detained in Egypt since August 2020.

Egypt’s Supreme State Safety Prosecution (SSSP) has determined to launch Ahmed al-Najdi, an Al Jazeera journalist who has been detained since August 2020, in keeping with his lawyer Samir al-Bagoury.

Al-Najdi is a journalist with Al Jazeera Mubasher, the reside TV unit of the Qatar-based community.

Al Jazeera Media Community has beforehand referred to as on Egyptian authorities to launch al-Najdi and three of his colleagues: Hisham Abdel Aziz, Bahauddin Ibrahim and Rabie el-Sheikh, who had been being held in detention “with out trial or cost”.

Aziz was arrested in June 2019, Ibrahim in February 2020, and Al Sheikh in August 2021, in keeping with the Committee to Shield Journalists (CPJ). They’re accused of “membership of a banned group” and “spreading false info”.

Tariq el-Awady, member of the presidential pardon committee in Egypt, wrote on Twitter account that he welcomed “the Egyptian Public Prosecution’s choice to launch the Al Jazeera journalists who’re being held in pretrial detention”. He didn’t present additional particulars.

The information comes as Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi concluded a two-day go to to Qatar on Wednesday, the place he met the Gulf state’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.

The go to adopted a visit by Sheikh Tamim to Egypt in June, and suggests warming ties between the 2 international locations.

It was el-Sisi’s first go to to the Gulf nation since he turned Egypt’s president in 2014 following a navy coup.




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