A smuggled video message from an Al Jazeera reporter, Abdullah Elshamy, who has been on hunger strike in an Egyptian jail for more than 100 days.
Al Jazeera released a brief video message on Wednesday from its detained West Africa correspondent, Abdullah Elshamy, recorded on the 106th day of his hunger strike in an Egyptian jail.
In the message, Mr. Elshamy explains that he was arrested in Cairo last Aug. 14 “while covering the dispersal of the Rabaa al-Adaweya sit-in” by Islamist supporters of the deposed president, Mohamed Morsi. “I was doing my job as a reporter, and despite the authorities knowing this I have been detained for 266 days without any charge and without committing any crime,” he says.
Just before his arrest, Mr. Elshamy uploaded extremely graphic, bloody footage to YouTube, showing the mangled bodies of protesters killed during the forced dispersal of the sit-in by Egypt’s military-backed government.
https://t.co/5BBM9t1SYE people killed in Rabaa….