Al Jazeera correspondent arrested over inciting violence in Suez

Suez security services have arrested Ali Abdel Rahman Shahin, a Brotherhood-linked correspondent who works for the Qatari-based Al Jazeera satellite network, Freedom and Justice newspaper and Masr 25 satellite TV channel, over charges of inciting violence, attacks against police and burning of police vehicles.

Security source said on Wednesday that nine arrest orders were issued by Suez Prosecution against Shahin over inciting violence and attacking police and military personnel in Suez.

Shahin was dismissed from Azhar University before January revolution in 2011 over involvement in the university militias lawsuit, which was said to have been led by Brotherhood figure Khairat al-Shater, whose last prison stint was due to allegations that he was forming combat militias after a martial arts exhibition by Brotherhood Al-Azhar students in 2006.


After the revolution, he was engaged in several attacks against youth outside the Freedom and Justice Party headquarters in Suez. He also incited against citizens and security personnel in Suez after 30 June revolution.

Edited translation from MENA

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