US (In Palestine Today)- In case of an attack on Press freedom, Andrea Sahouri, a Palestinian American reporter with the Des Moines Register faces trial Monday at a US court on charges stemming from her coverage of a protest.
Sahoutri, 25, was covering a Black Lives Matter protest when tensions increased between protesters and Police as she covered the protest live on Twitter.
“The charges against Andrea Sahouri represent a clear violation of press freedom and fit a disturbing pattern of abuses against journalists by police in the USA. It’s deeply troubling that the prosecutor would push these bogus charges all the way to trial,” said Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas director at Amnesty International.
Many reporters have been targeted while covering the protest against racial injustice and police violence.
Consequently, this charge allegation against Sahouri was refuted by a group of Palestinian activists from Palestine Online, Palestine Defence Forces and V Palestine.
The activists stand with Sahouri saying that covering the truth is not a crime, sharing solidarity with her.
We, the besieged Gazans, stand with you ❤
Keep going sis 🇵🇸
— Osamu Dazai (@OsamouDaza) March 6, 2021
We stand with you and your struggle for justice and freedom. ✌
All due respect and love to brave voices of truth from Palestine 🌹😍♥️
keep on doing this💫✌#Freepalestine 🇵🇸🇵🇸🇵🇸
— Rawand Shurrab 🇵🇸 (@ShurrabRawand) March 7, 2021
We can't deny your heroic standing with us.❤❤ wholeheartedly thanks due your great supporting to the Palestinian people. 🇵🇸🇵🇸🇵🇸🇵🇸
— ReHan Alfarra 🇵🇸 🕊 (@Rehan_Alfarra25) March 6, 2021
Source: In Palestine Today