3 Al Jazeera Journalists Sentenced To 7 Years In Jail


Peter Greste, Mohammed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed are accused of spreading false news and supporting the banned Islamist group.

The three however denied the charges.

Three other foreign journalists received a ten year sentence after being tried in absentia.

The three Al-Jazeera journalists have been detained in Egypt for the past six months.

They were among 20 defendants in the trial that comes amid concerns over growing media restrictions in Egypt.

The trial has caused an international outcry amid claims it is politicised.
By Beth Nyaga

Source: BBC News

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