Friday, February 04, 2011
AlJazeera offices in Egypt stormed by pro-Mubarak thugs and killers
Al Jazeera office stormed in Cairo
The Al Jazeera Network have reported that their office in Cairo has been stormed by “gangs of thugs”. The office has been burned along with the equipment inside it.
It appears to be the latest attempt by the Egyptian regime or its supporters to hinder Al Jazeera’s coverage of events in the country.
In the last week its bureau was forcibly closed, all its journalists had press credentials revoked, and nine journalists were detained at various stages. Al Jazeera has also faced unprecedented levels of interference in its broadcast signal as well as persistent and repeated attempts to bring down its websites.
A spokesman for Al Jazeera said:
“We are grateful for the support we have received from across the world for our coverage in Egypt and can assure everyone that we will continue our work undeterred.”