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

Printed On 14 Sep 2022

Egypt’s Final State Protection Prosecution (SSSP) has decided to free up Ahmed al-Najdi, an Al Jazeera journalist who has been detained since August 2020, consistent with his felony skilled Samir al-Bagoury.

Al-Najdi is a journalist with Al Jazeera Mubasher, the are living TV unit of the Qatar-based group.

Al Jazeera Media Group has previously referred to as on Egyptian executive to free up 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 price”.

Aziz was once as soon as arrested in June 2019, Ibrahim in February 2020, and Al Sheikh in August 2021, consistent with the Committee to From-against assault Journalists (CPJ). They’re accused of “membership of a banned crew” and “spreading false information”.

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

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

The consult with followed a go back and forth by the use of Sheikh Tamim to Egypt in June, and suggests warming ties between the two world places.

It was once as soon as el-Sisi’s first consult with to the Gulf nation since he become Egypt’s president in 2014 following a military coup.

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Writer: Andrew Russell