Egypt detains four Al-Jazeera journalists in Cairo
CAIRO - The Associated Press
In this July 5 file photo, journalists film an Egyptian military attack helicopter flies by the Presidential palace in Cairo. AP photoThe Qatar-based Al-Jazeera English network says four of its journalists have been arrested by Egyptian authorities after they covered events in Cairo.
Al-Jazeera English says correspondent Wayne Hay, cameraman Adil Bradlow and producers Russ Finn and Baher Mohammed were detained on Aug. 27.
The network in a statement Aug. 28 called the arrests "a campaign against Al-Jazeera in particular." The arrests came after the network's Al-Jazeera Mubashir Misr affiliate in Egypt was raided and staff detained.
Egypt's interim government says Al-Jazeera is biased in favor of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, claims denied by the network.
Al-Jazeera English said authorities are responsible for the journalists' safety and demanded their release. Egyptian authorities on Aug. 29 labeled Al-Jazeera Mubashir Misr a "threat to national security" and took steps to ban it.