BBC journalists protesting in London yesterday in support of Al Jazeera staff held under captivity in Egypt. The journalists gathered for a one-minute silence with their mouths covered.
Al Jazeera journalists Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed have been held in jail in Egypt for 100 days. Yesterday, the Doha-based television network urged the international community to support its call for their release by sending their own personal messages on social media using the campaign hashtag, #FreeAJStaff.
A fourth Al Jazeera journalist, Abdullah al-Shami, has been held in Egypt for more than six months and has been on hunger strike since January 23. His detention was extended for an additional 45 days on March 13.