Egypt : RSF unveils portraits of journalists jailed by Sisi regime

first_imgMoataz Wednan, journalist with, inter alia, the Huffington Post (which is blocked in Egypt) to go further Mahmoud Hussein Gomaa, a journalist with Al Jazeera (which is banned in Egypt) Organisation News In addition to the arbitrary nature of their detention, these journalists are being subjected to appalling conditions and are suffering from a lack of medical attention. According to the information obtained by RSF, the journalist and human rights defender Hisham Gaafar needs an urgent operation that has been postponed for months. The Egyptian public health system’s many flaws are made much worse by the prison system’s disorganization. The families of some detainees have even reported suicide attempts. News This is the case with Shawkan, a photographer arrested as he was about to cover the use of deadly force to disperse a Muslim Brotherhood sit-in; Ismail Alexandrani, a journalist and researcher who was writing about anti-terrorist operations in the Sinai Peninsula; Mohamed al Husseini Hassan, an independent journalist who tried to do a story about Egypt’s runaway inflation; and Moataz Wednan, a journalist who interviewed Hisham Genena, a former anti-corruption judge with information implicating senior officials. February 1, 2021 Find out more EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesReports and statistics The Egyptian authorities treat critical journalism as a grave threat to state security. Most of the imprisoned journalists worked for opposition media outlets that are now banned, or they covered sensitive subjects. The portraits of the ten emblematic cases published by RSF today: January 22, 2021 Find out more Mahmoud Abu Zeid, aka Shawkan, freelance photojournalist Ismail Alexandrani, journalist and researcher specializing in Jihadi groups in the Sinai Peninsula Receive email alerts January 23, 2019 – Updated on January 24, 2019 Egypt : RSF unveils portraits of journalists jailed by Sisi regime The persecution of Egyptian journalists does not stop when they are released from prison. They usually have to report to a police station at least once and often several times a week, are banned from leaving the country and are often threatened with further prosecution. Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staffcenter_img News EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesReports and statistics Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution Hisham Gaafar, journalist and human rights defender Help by sharing this information Ahmed al Sakhawy, freelance photographer and video reporter News At least 32 Egyptian journalists are currently detained in Egypt, according to the information gathered by RSF. Most are detained preventively (many of them already longer than the maximum permitted period) and most do not know exactly what they are charged with. Four have been convicted by military courts in trials with no transparency and, by definition, illegal for civilians. Egypt is ranked 161st in the RSF Index. Omar Mohamed Ali, freelance photographer and video reporter February 6, 2021 Find out more Mohamed Ibrahim Mohamed Radwan, aka Mohamed Oxygen, a video blogger Follow the news on Egypt As French President Emmanuel Macron prepares to fly to Cairo on 27 January for a state visit, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is publishing portraits of the ten most emblematic cases of journalists imprisoned in Egypt. All were arrested since Gen. Abdel Fatah el-Sisi seized power in 2013. Hassan al Banna Mubarak, a novice freelance journalist Mohamed al Husseini Hassan, freelance photographer and video reporter RSF_en Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prisonlast_img read more