Akram, Abdelkhaleq, Hareth and Tawfiq were just doing their job when they were detained and charged with "spying" and “creating several websites on the internet and social media.”
They have now been detained, alongside six other journalists, for five years. Abdelkhaleq’s family say that other detainees have heard him screaming as he was being tortured.
Every day, journalists around the world face intimidation, imprisonment and violence, for reporting on human right violations. No-one should be sentenced to death just for doing their job.