Detention of Al Jazeera journalist extended
Prosecutors have extended the detention of Al Jazeera's Abdullah Elshami for another 45 days, his lawyer said on Thursday.
Elshami, an Egyptian citizen and reporter for Al Jazeera Arabic, was jailed on August 14 along with about 700 protesters when police and soldiers dispersed two Islamist protest camps in Cairo, sparking clashes that killed hundreds of protesters.
"The decision to extend the detention of 665 people arrested in Rabaa came last night," said his lawyer Mostafa Attiya.
Egyptian authorities and local media have accused Al Jazeera of biased reporting of the popularly backed coup that toppled Morsi.
Al Jazeera is submitting complaints to international courts against Egyptian authorities for detaining its journalists.