Dutch Journalist Rena Netjes is among a group of people in the profession who have been sentenced to prison in Egypt on charges of terrorism and endangering national security. The Egyptian government has sentenced Netjes to 10 years. The case has been another enlightening moment of realization at the state of Egypt's restrictions on basic human rights.
Dutch journalist Rena Netjes could be sentenced to between 15 and 25 years in prison if convicted of conspiring with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. Netjes is one of twenty journalists criminally charged in connection with a clampdown on global news television network al-Jazeera.
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She's just landed after a long flight, escaping terrorism accusations in Egypt. But there is no rest yet for Rena Netjes as the NOS and Pauw en Witteman (P&W) chase her for her story.
BNR- correspondent Rena Netjes has escaped Egypt. She, together with other journalists, had been placed on a terrorist suspect list, and it was no longer safe for her in Egypt.
Dutch journalist Rena Netjes is on her way back to the Netherlands after being accused by Egypt for aiding a terrorist network tied to news channel Al Jazeera.