Al Jazeera Journalists Detained In Egypt, Ban Considered

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By Alex Weprin Comment

A total of four journalists for Al Jazeera have been detained in Egypt by authorities there in recent days, including Al Jazeera English Bangkok-based correspondent Wayne Hay. The other Al Jazeera staffers being detained are camera operator Adil Bradlow and producers Russ Finn and Baher Mohammed.

“Al Jazeera calls for the Egyptian authorities to release all our staff unconditionally along with their belongings and equipment,” the channel says in a statement.

All four were detained while covering the ongoing crisis in Egypt, following the military coup. The AP reports that the Egyptian government is considering a ban on Al Jazeera’s local affiliate for “rumors and claims which are harmful to Egyptian national security and threaten the country’s unity.”