Al Jazeera reporter spends 100th day in Egyptian jail

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Thursday marks 100 days since Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein was arrested by Egyptian authorities after returning to his home country for a holiday.

Hussein's daughter Zahra said earlier this month that the inhumane conditions he is being kept in have left her father suffering from shortness of breath, and under severe psychological stress.

"Mr Hussein's detention on dubious, apparently politically motivated charges is the latest in Egypt's long history of jailing journalists, which severely impacts upon the Egyptian public's right to hold its leaders and institutions accountable," Scott Griffen, IPI Director of Press Freedom Programmes, said.

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