Al-Jazeera money laundry scandal

Former Al Jazeera lawyer, Farag Fathy Farag, Said Al Jazeera attempted to launder money and paid people to make violent armed protests and create chaos and incite for violence in Egypt. [Exclusive interview by iMediaEthics], published on 8/10/2014.

Three journalists were arrested in Cairo on 29/12/2013, worked for Al-Jazeera Qatari network, owned by the Qatari state. Egyptian-Canadian Mohamed Fahmy and Australian Peter Greste, both received seven-years prison sentences, and Egyptian producer Baher Mohamed was given 10 years. Evidence indicates another campaign to incite pro-Mohamed Morsi demonstrations and support the Muslim Brotherhood at the expense of their detained journalists.

iMediaEthics has uncovered strong evidence that Al Jazeera Network has, in fact, been using their imprisoned journalists, who worked for Al Jazeera English—for money laundry and criminal acts in Egypt.

The network paid people from around Egypt essentially to play protesters on television, in a potentially hazardous deception. Hired “collaborators” got equipment to film staged demonstrations and sent with portable broadcast equipment (TVUs), protest footage to air on Al Jazeera’s Mubasher Misr Channel [translated as Egypt Live] from Doha.

Farag Fathy Farag, the former lawyer for Al Jazeera, told iMediaEthics, the network deposited $1.5 million in his bank account with instructions to pay Egyptian protesters cash for staging demonstrations for broadcast on Al Jazeera channel, Mubasher Misr.

The Lawyer added that Al Jazeera paid thugs to commit violence against Egyptian civilians in order to blame it on the security forces. At the beginning, Aljazeera convinced the lawyer that the deposit was to pay salaries for their employees in Egypt, but when he realized that it was money laundry to commit criminal and terror acts in Egypt, he returned back the money, and informed the District attorney General.

Contrary to Al Jazeera’s claims of indiscriminate crackdowns on its network’s reporters, six credentialed Al Jazeera English [AJE] employees in Egypt were never arrested or detained and still work in Cairo.

For further details, the following video for full interview with the former lawyer of Al-Jazeera.