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

Published On 14 Sep 2022

Egypt’s Easiest State Protection Prosecution (SSSP) has decided to disencumber Ahmed al-Najdi, an Al Jazeera journalist who has been detained since August 2020, in keeping with his legal professional Samir al-Bagoury.

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

Al Jazeera Media Group has in the past referred to as on Egyptian govt to disencumber al-Najdi and three of his colleagues: Hisham Abdel Aziz, Bahauddin Ibrahim and Rabie el-Sheikh, who’ve been being held in detention “without trial or fee”.

Aziz was once arrested in June 2019, Ibrahim in February 2020, and Al Sheikh in August 2021, in keeping with the Committee to Protect a swimsuit Reporters (CPJ). They’re accused of “membership of a banned workforce” and “spreading false knowledge”.

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

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

The visit followed a commute by the use of Sheikh Tamim to Egypt in June, and suggests warming ties between the two international locations.

It was once el-Sisi’s first visit to the Gulf nation since he used to be Egypt’s president in 2014 following a military coup.

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