Egyptian personalities call for release of Elshamy
More than a hundred prominent Egyptians have signed a letter urging the release of detained Al Jazeera reporter Abdullah Elshamy.
There has been global interest in the cases of Al Jazeera’s detained journalists for months, and support inside Egypt itself has started building in recent weeks
TV presenter Amr Adeeb said last week that the incarcerations were wrong and were doing harm to Egypt’s image.
The signatories of the letter include actors, artists, TV presenters, authors and politicians.
They include Dr. Amr Hamzawy, a university professor, former parliament member and newspaper columnist. Reem Majid, a talk show host on ON TV and Khalid Ali, a humanitarian activist, lawyer and former presidential candidate.