I am Abdullah Elshamy. I’m an Al Jazeera journalist who spent 10 months, without charge, in an Egyptian prison.
Thank you for your questions. Please keep the heat on #FreeAJstaff on your social networks. Tomorrow we will have an Ad in the New York times and a billboard at the Times Square calling for their release.
Thank you all
I am Abdullah Elshamy. I was arrested in August of last year, while covering the violent dispersal of a sit-in protest. I was never formally charged and released in June, due to health concerns surrounding my 5 month hunger strike.
While I enjoy my freedom, my colleagues, over at Al Jazeera English, have been imprisoned since December, accused of “spreading false news, endangering national security and aiding or joining the banned Muslim Brotherhood.” Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed were found guilty of those charges in June and sentenced to 7 years. Join me in helping to fight for their release because journalism is not a crime.