Following the retrial verdict in Cairo, Al Jazeera Media Network’s Acting Director General Dr Mostefa Souag said:
"Today's verdict defies logic and common sense. Our colleagues Baher Mohamed and
Al Jazeera has confirmed that its two journalists held by the Nigerian military since 24 March 2015 have been released.
Ahmed Idris and Ali (in photo) Mustapha were allowed to
Reacting to the latest adjournment in the case of its jailed journalists in Egypt, Al Jazeera spokesperson Osama Saeed said:
“For the second successive court date, there was no
Interpol, the international organisation for police cooperation, has rejected a request from Egypt to issue one of its red notices against Ahmed Mansour, an Al Jazeera journalist.
1 January 2015 has been set as the date when Al Jazeera’s jailed journalists in Egypt will have the appeals against their convictions considered.
The hearing will look at
World leaders at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) have highlighted the importance of press freedom and called on Egypt to release the three jailed Al Jazeera staff.
Despite the lack of evidence shown in court in Cairo, the three Al Jazeera English journalists will remain behind bars until the next hearing on 22 April 2014.
Events supporting Al Jazeera’s detained journalists in Egypt are planned in over 30 countries for this Thursday, 27 February 2014.
Al Jazeera hopes that, through the attention of the