jailed aljazeera journalist is in \critical\ health
Last Updated : GMT 15:30:33
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

After more than 100 days on hunger strike

Jailed Al-Jazeera journalist is in \'critical\' health

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Jailed Al-Jazeera journalist is in \'critical\' health

Defendents stand in the police institute near Cairo's Turah prison
Cairo - Arab Today

Defendents stand in the police institute near Cairo's Turah prison An Al-Jazeera journalist held in Egypt since August is in "critical" health and could slip into a coma after more than 100 days on hunger strike, his brother said Tuesday. Abdullah Elshamy was arrested on August 14 when police dispersed supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in Cairo, killing hundreds in clashes.
The journalist, who works for the Qatar-based pan-Arab news network, went on hunger strike in January to protest his detention and has yet to face trial.
Abdullah is suffering from "anaemia, the start of kidney failure, low blood pressure and hypoglycaemia (glucose deficiency in the blood stream)," one of his brothers, Mosaab Elshamy, told AFP.
"He is at a critical stage and needs to be transferred to hospital," Mosaab said, providing AFP with a copy of a blood test Elshamy did last week.
At the start of his hunger strike Elshamy drank juice and other sugary drinks but for the past month he has only been taking water, his brother said.
Elshamy has shed around 40 kilogrammes (88 pounds) over the past 112 days, he added.
"He can go into a coma if he doesn't take perfusions and if his blood sugar remains low... it is the start of the most dangerous period," he added.
Mosaab added that his brother had been recently moved from his prison cell to an unknown location. "Surely he is still in jail but we don't know where and we cannot communicate with him."        Elshamy's lawyer, Shaaban Saeed, told AFP his client was accused of joining a "terrorist group" and spreading false news.
"My client is paying the price for working for a channel that opposes the ruling regime," Saeed said.
The military-installed authorities have been incensed by Al-Jazeera's coverage of their crackdown on Morsi's supporters since July when the army ousted him.
On May 3, a court remanded Elshamy into custody for another 45-day period. That day Elshamy appeared in court looking gaunt.
"I haven't seen my lawyer. We are 15 people in a cell of 12 square metres (130 square feet)," he told reporters from the dock.
Three other Al-Jazeera journalists, who work for the network's English-language channel, are held in Egypt and on trial for defamation and supporting Morsi's blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood.
Their trial of Australian Peter Greste, Egyptian-Canadian Mohamed Fadel Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, and 17 other co-defendants, has sparked an international outcry.
Source: AFP

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

jailed aljazeera journalist is in \critical\ health jailed aljazeera journalist is in \critical\ health

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

jailed aljazeera journalist is in \critical\ health jailed aljazeera journalist is in \critical\ health

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Jordanian woman reveals her project

GMT 00:46 2017 Saturday ,11 November

Jordanian woman reveals her project
Arab Today, arab today Visit Jamaica for more than just sun

GMT 09:45 2017 Tuesday ,21 November

Visit Jamaica for more than just sun
Arab Today, arab today Keep kids busy at Thanksgiving gatherings

GMT 11:14 2017 Friday ,10 November

Keep kids busy at Thanksgiving gatherings
Arab Today, arab today UN warns of conflict in Gaza

GMT 08:39 2017 Tuesday ,21 November

UN warns of conflict in Gaza
Arab Today, arab today Missouri problem mirrors woes

GMT 06:46 2017 Tuesday ,21 November

Missouri problem mirrors woes
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Australian academic's book pulled

GMT 15:20 2017 Monday ,13 November

Australian academic's book pulled
Arab Today, arab today May under Brexit pressure at EU reform summit

GMT 02:14 2017 Saturday ,18 November

May under Brexit pressure at EU reform summit
Arab Today, arab today Delhi half-marathon to go ahead

GMT 03:51 2017 Saturday ,18 November

Delhi half-marathon to go ahead
Arab Today, arab today The history of solar eclipses

GMT 05:16 2017 Sunday ,20 August

The history of solar eclipses
Arab Today, arab today VW says will invest over 34bn euros

GMT 07:19 2017 Tuesday ,21 November

VW says will invest over 34bn euros
Arab Today, arab today Driverless, electric future just round

GMT 02:45 2017 Monday ,20 November

Driverless, electric future just round
Arab Today, arab today Fedra happy for “Between Two Worlds” success

GMT 09:23 2017 Saturday ,18 November

Fedra happy for “Between Two Worlds” success
Arab Today, arab today paObama climate envoy slams Trump's rejection

GMT 16:04 2017 Friday ,17 November

paObama climate envoy slams Trump's rejection

GMT 12:15 2017 Friday ,17 November

Mona Abdel Ghany increased artistic activities

GMT 11:15 2017 Thursday ,16 November

Angola oil boss sacked by father's protege

GMT 18:41 2017 Friday ,20 October

Designer Aql Faqih aspires to innovation

GMT 11:38 2017 Wednesday ,15 November

Unloved vultures fight for their survival

GMT 11:49 2017 Thursday ,17 August

Egyptian artist presents new collection of designs

GMT 00:54 2017 Monday ,20 November

Mideast in danger as London explores

GMT 03:12 2017 Saturday ,18 November

Prince's vision spurs new Cornwall village

GMT 17:12 2017 Monday ,07 August

Al-Shawaifi reveals secrets of total solar eclipse

GMT 16:53 2017 Tuesday ,05 September

Youssra depended on colored foam
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday