WASHINGTON — Al Jazeera, a Qatar-based Arab language channel, is forming plans for a vigil outside Egyptian embassies to try to get the Egyptian government to free their journalists.
Reuters reported that four journalists have been arrested by the Egyptian government, and three have been charged with aiding a “terrorist organization.”
The English-language part of the network saw three of their employees detained: An Australian Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy, a Canadian-Egyptian national and Baher Mohamed, an Egyptian. They were detained December 29.
An Al Jazeera Arabic employee, Abdullah Elshamy, has been detained without charges since August 14. He has been on a hunger strike as a form of protest since January 23.