Saturday, 29 August 2015

Al-Jazeera journalists finally jailed after long trials

When Peter Greste was released everyone thought the case will come out well for all the three journalists. On the contrary the Egyptian court revisited the case and all the three Al-Jazeera journalist, Canadian-Egyptian Mohamed Fahmy and Egyptian Baher Mohamed and Peter Greste have been sentenced to three years imprisonment.
They are accused of aiding the banned Muslim Brotherhood group but they strenuously deny the allegations.
The three journalists were originally sentenced in July 2014, with Mr Greste and Mr Fahmy receiving seven years and Mr Mohamed getting 10 years.

But their convictions were overturned in January this year and they were freed in February to await retrial.
This is not a good season for journalism and press freedom......

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