Journalists Sign Letter Demanding Egypt Release al-Jazeera Colleagues

Accused of being members of the Muslim Brotherhood


More than 40 journalists and editors have signed a statementdemanding the immediate release of three al-Jazeera colleagues accused of helping the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.

Senior figures from the BBC, New York Times and CNN are among the signatories.

Peter Greste, Mohamed Fadel Fahmy, and Baher Mohamed were detained by Egyptian authorities on 29 December.

The letter calls for an end to their "arbitrary imprisonment".