Armed men in uniforms entered Alhurra’s Cairo studios Sunday night, October 9, during its live broadcast of its nightly news magazine show Al Youm. The program was broadcasting live reports on the violent clashes between Copt demonstrators and soldiers in nearby Maspero. The armed men, brandishing automatic weapons, searched the studio, harassed staff, and disrupted the broadcast as the audience watched the events live. When leaving they terminated the live broadcast.
Imprisoned in Azerbaijan
Investigative journalist and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova was arrested and detained on Dec 5, 2014. On Sept 1, 2015 she was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison.
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