Al Jazeera slams Egypt as journalist marks year behind bars

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Al Jazeera on Monday said the health of their journalist Rabie el-Sheikh was declining after a year in solitary confinement in Egyptian detention, condemning Cairo’s extension of his incarceration. The Egyptian producer for Al Jazeera Mubasher, the live TV unit of the Qatar-based network, was arrested at Cairo airport on 1 August 2021 on a visit to his family. Sheikh was originally accused of “spreading false news” but has never been charged. Al Jazeera Media Network slams Egypt’s detention renewal of its journalist Rabie el-Sheikh by 45 days after holding him without trial or charge for a yea…

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