Imprisonment of journalists Mohamed Hassan, Hamdy Al-Zaem, and Osama Al-Beshbeshy renewed for 15 days

25 December, 2016

Today (Sunday), Downtown Cairo Prosecution ordered the imprisonment renewal of Mohamed Hassan, journalist at “Al-Nabaa” newspaper, along with journalists Hamdy Al-Zaem, who is working for “Al-Hayah” newspaper, and Osama Al-Beshbeshy from “Belady” news agency, for 15 days pending investigations.

The security forces arrested the three journalists while they were shooting a report nearby the Journalists’ Syndicate at Abdel-Khalek Tharwat St. on the 26th of last September. The Public Prosecution then charged them with joining a banned group and propagating false news without having a permit over the case No.15060 of 2016.

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