Journalists’ Syndicate files complaint about treatment at Zamalek Club


Egypt’s Syndicate of Journalists filed a note of complaint to House of Representatives’ Speaker Ali Abdel Aal and Minister of Youth and Sport Ashraf Sobhi on Wednesday, after 16 journalists were physically confronted by administrative security staff at Zamalek Club – preventing them from entering the club.

Zamalek’s staff also seized the journalists’ mobile phones, and harassed a female journalist during the confrontation on November 6, the note read.

Police were ordered to seize the surveillance cameras installed along the ceiling, by Head of al-Agouza Prosecution Gamal al-Gabalawi, to identify the administrative staff.

A copy of the staff’s attendance and time of departure was submitted to the prosecution, by the club’s Executive Director Mohamed Sweilem, and Head of Legal Affairs Mahmoud Khaled.

Prosecution also summoned several administrative staff for investigations and heard their testimony – each denying a serious attack on the journalists.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm.

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