Cairo September 26, 2012
The Security Center of “Menaza I” called six journalists, among them “Sanaa’ Farahat”, the head of journalist syndicate branch in the publishing house, “Mona bin Qamera” the journalist in le temps newspaper, “Hamdy El-Mazhody” the journalist, “Sifyan Rajab” journalist in Sabah publishing house and the former editor in chief who were excluded from the post after the appointing the new manager “Lotfy El-Twaty” and “Montaser El-Aiary”. They were called due to a complaint filed by “Lotfy El-Twaty” the new manager of Sabah publishing house in which he accused the journalists of inciting and obstructing the work fow. Today is the 28th day of the set-in of the journalists as they call for freedom of the journalism and stop silencing the voices.
ANHRI said “calling the journalists to the police centers and accusing them of work flow obstruction considers to be a serious violation to the freedom of opinion and expression”.
ANHRI called for “the guaranteeing of the right to set-in and asking the officials to stop the policy of seliencing the voices of the journalists as an attempt aims to Knee and intimidate the journalists. This policy will not work but it will increase the determination of the journalists to stick with their rights in freedom of expression and opinion. “Bin Ali’s” regime is the best evidence.
ANHRI views that “in the beginning of a new stage after the popular revolution, in which the masses chanted and called for freedoms; “it is not acceptable any more to assault the freedom of the journalists and their fundamental rights. It is unimaginable that their lives could be endangered due to exercising their natural right of set-in”.
ANHRI called the Tunisian authorities to stop prosecuting the journalists, “ANHRI” asserted on “that the civil society forces, different kinds and institutions, should bear its responsibility to address who seeks to spread climate that hostile and suppress freedoms. They should be united in calling the ruling authorities to protect the rights of the journalists in the freedom of opinion and expression”