Another Al-Jazeera journalist arrested in Egypt

first_img Follow the news on Egypt © Al Jazeera EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentPredatorsImprisoned February 6, 2021 Find out more RSF_en to go further News January 22, 2021 Find out more December 27, 2016 Another Al-Jazeera journalist arrested in Egypt According to a Cairo prosecutor’s office representative quoted by Agence France-Presse, Hussein is being held for investigation for 15 days on suspicion of inciting sedition against the Egyptian state and disseminating false information.Al-Jazeera director-general Yasser Abu Hilala said Hussein, 51, was on vacation in Egypt and was not working for Al-Jazeera at the time of his arrest. Hussein worked at Al-Jazeera’s Cairo bureau until it was forced to close in 2013.The Qatari TV news broadcaster issued a statement from its Doha headquarters calling for Hussein’s immediate release and holding the Egyptian authorities responsible for his safety.Every since armed forces chief Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi staged a coup d’état in 2013, the Egyptian authorities have accused Al-Jazeera of supporting the Muslim Brotherhood, which is now outlawed as a terrorist organization.Al-Jazeera journalists have been repeatedly accused by the judicial authorities of inciting sedition and spreading false information. On 18 June of this year, a Cairo court sentenced three journalists, including two Al-Jazeera ones, to death in absentia for allegedly spying for Qatar.Three Al-Jazeera journalists – Baher Mohamed (an Egyptian), Mohamed Fadel Fahmy (a Canadian) and Peter Greste (an Australian) – were given three-year jail terms at the end of their second trial in August 2015 on charges of supporting a terrorist organization and putting out false news reports.Greste was deported after more than a year in prison while President Sisi pardoned the other two in September 2015.The situation of journalists is becoming increasingly precarious in Egypt, which is ranked 158th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index and is now one of the world’s biggest prisons for media personnel (after China, Eritrea and Iran). EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentPredatorsImprisoned Organisation center_img Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff Help by sharing this information News Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns an Al-Jazeera journalist’s arrest last week while visiting Egypt. Mahmoud Hussein, an Egyptian news producer at Al-Jazeera headquarters in Doha, was arrested at his Cairo home on 23 December after being questioned for 15 hours at Cairo airport on arrival three days earlier. Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison February 1, 2021 Find out more News Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution Newslast_img read more

La Liga: Ramos Sent off as Girona Shocks Real Madrid

first_imgSergio Ramos Real Madrid yesterday missed the chance to go second in La Liga as Girona came from behind to record a surprise away win.Casemiro powerfully headed in from Toni Kroos’ deep cross from the right wing to give the hosts a first-half lead.Cristhian Stuani’s penalty made it 1-1 after Sergio Ramos’ handball and Girona’s Portu then hit the crossbar. Portu netted the winner with a diving header after Anthony Lozano’s shot had been parried, before Ramos was sent off in injury time for two yellow cards.The defender had been booked when he conceded the penalty, and received a second caution when he attempted an overhead kick but caught Girona’s Pedro Alcala.The red card was the 19th of Ramos’ career in La Liga, more than any other player in the Spanish top flight.It was another controversial moment for the Real captain, who faces a UEFA investigation into whether he deliberately got booked late on in Wednesday’s 2-1 win at Ajax in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie – to receive a suspension now and not later on in the competition.Ramos had been quoted as telling reporters he would “be lying if I said I didn’t force (the booking)”, but later posted on social media that he had “not forced the card”.Real, who started the weekend in second place in the table, are now third, nine points behind leaders Barcelona, who won 1-0 against Real Valladolid on Saturday.Atletico Madrid are now second, two points clear of city rivals Real, following their 1-0 victory over Rayo Vallecano.Real boss Santiago Solari made six changes to face Girona, with Wales forward Gareth Bale among the substitutes and midfielder Luka Modric missing through suspension.Away keeper Yassine Bounou denied Lucas Vasquez before Casemiro’s header gave the hosts the lead. Karim Benzema and Marcelo had further chances saved, and Benzema also headed into the side netting as Real pushed for a second.However, the visitors – who had not won in their previous 13 matches – fought back. Aleix Garcia wastefully shot over from six yards out and Stuani headed against the post before Ramos charged down the follow-up shot with his hands and Stuani equalised from the spot.Bale came on in the 67th minute, but was unable to prevent his side losing their grip on the match. Portu hit the crossbar and then scored a 74th-minute winner to severely dent Real’s hopes of becoming Spanish champions this season.Real Madrid boss Santiago Solari said: “Girona were better in the second half, they caused us a lot of problems. We’ve been on a good run and today we did not do the same things.“We tried to increase our energy levels with our changes but we did not achieve it – we have a big squad and a lot of good players.“We did not take our chances when we had them and it was really difficult for us in the first 25 minutes.”Asked if they still had a chance of winning the league, Solari added: “Always. We are always in it. We need to get good results as soon as possible, but we’re still in three competitions.”Girona manager Eusebio Sacristan said: “It’s really important for us to win at the Bernabeu – for our fans, for our team.“Maybe they were thinking they would get a second goal, but we were slowly getting back into it and getting more confident. At the end of the game it is a fair result.“We had not won for a few games and had a tough few weeks. But we showed our attitude, and what better ground to do it in.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more