Journalists Syndicate in  Solidarity with Jamal A’amer [Archives:2000/10/Local News]

March 6 2000

In a gesture of support for journalist Jamal A’amer, the Journalists Syndicate Thursday, March 2, called on all journalists to express solidarity with A’amer against whom a judicial sentence was passed banning him from writing.
Many journalists gathered at the syndicate headquarters and sent a letter to the president requesting his intervention for the stay of execution of the verdict against journalist A’amer and Al-Wahdawi newspaper. The letter considered the punishment as legally groundless and contradicts the freedom of the press. Mr. Mahboub, chairman of the Syndicate, made speech, reviewing the syndicate’s role in defending journalists and emphasized the necessity of the sentence annulment.