An Egyptian judge handed out what the New York Times characterizes as “unexpectedly harsh verdicts” against three journalists working for the Al Jazeera English news network by sentencing each of them to three years in prison. International...Show More Summary
A court in Egypt sentences Al Jazeera journalists to at least three years in prison in trial widely seen as political.
They are sentenced to three years in prison, on charges widely believed to be politically motivated and otherwise baseless. Read the rest
A Cairo court has sentenced three Al Jazeera journalists to three years in jail on charges that legal experts said were unfounded and politically motivated. The move has sparked worldwide outrage, with the European Union describing the verdict as “a setback for freedom of expression in Egypt.”
The outcome in the closely watched trial shocked many observers. The Qatar-based network's acting secretary-general said the verdict was politically motivated and "defies logic and common sense."
Rights advocates say their arrest was part of a crackdown on free speech.
Three Al Jazeera English journalists were sentenced to three years in prison by an Egyptian court on Saturday after the men were found guilty of "aiding a terrorist organization" in connection with their coverage of the 2013 ouster of Mohammed Morsi, Egypt's first democratically elected head of state. Show More Summary
With the world watching, Egypt’s court system decided to assert itself by finding three journalists guilty, including one represented by celebrity human rights lawyer Amal Clooney.?
Al-Jazeera English's acting director-general said the verdict "'defies logic and common sense"
"Everything was pointing towards exoneration today. I was coming here for good news. They keep on disappointing us with this unbelievable judicial system. It’s unacceptable."
Rights groups, media-freedom advocates, family members and supporters expressed dismay Saturday after an Egyptian court sentenced three journalists for the broadcaster Al Jazeera English to prison terms of at least three years.
The case has become a source of international embarrassment for the government, highlighting its sweeping crackdown on opponents as well as freedom of expression after the military takeover in 2013.
An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison, the latest twist in a long-running trial criticized worldwide by press freedom advocates and human rights activists. The case against...Show More Summary
Egyptian Baher Mohamed, Canadian Mohamed Fahmy and Australian Peter Greste were sentenced to three years in jail for allegedly helping the Muslim Brotherhood.
CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court sentenced three Al Jazeera TV journalists to three years in prison on Saturday for operating without a press license and broadcasting material harmful to Egypt, a case that has triggered an international outcry.
Al Jazeera's Baher Mohamed, Mohamed Fahmy and Peter Greste sentenced to three years each in verdict.
An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison, the last twist in a long-running trial criticized worldwide by press freedom advocates and human rights activists.
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