AL-JAZEERA marks producer's 1,000 days in Egyptian jail.

DOHA : Qatar's AI-Jazeera broadcaster marked 1,000 days on Thursday since its producer Mahmoud Hussein was detained in Egypt following accusations of incitement against the state and spreading false news.

State-funded AI-Jazeera has been caught up in the political rift between Cairo and Doha following the 2013 military ouster of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi, who was backed by Qatar.

Staff at the network marked the milestone by wearing badges and T-shirts calling for Hussein's release, as well as gathering in the newsroom of the flagship Arabic channel during live broadcasting.

''His family need to know that we are supporting him and we are with him and we are not going to forget him. We keep fighting until he is out,'' AI-Jazeera's Media Network acting director general Mostefa Souag told AFP.

''It doesn't seem that the Egyptian government listens to reason or to the law or to the rules of the constitution itself.'' [AFP]


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