Egypt arrests Al Jazeera correspondent in Suez

Wednesday 09-04-2014 01:06 PM
Egypt arrests Al Jazeera correspondent in Suez

(ARCHIVE) Journalists are seen through a glass window at the offices of the Arabic news channel Al-Jazeera in the West Bank city of Ramallah. REUTERS


SUEZ, April 9 (Aswat Masriya) The Egyptian authorities arrested on Wednesday a correspondent for Al Jazeera on charges of belonging to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and inciting violence.

Ali AbdelRahman Shaheen, who works for the Qatar-based television network, is also accused of broadcasting false news that mislead the public.

"Shaheen was fired from Azhar University for participating in the Brotherhood's militias on campus. He  is also wanted for nine other cases that include inciting violence during earlier clashes in Suez," a security source said.

The government decided as of August that Al Jazeera broadcasting was without legal basis or professional standards and that it is no longer authorised to work in Egypt.

Egypt put four journalists of Al Jazeera on trial in February on charges of aiding members of the Muslim Brotherhood.

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