UK journalists protest jailing of Al Jazeera journalists

UK journalists protest jailing of Al Jazeera journalists

Written by Staff Writer

24 Jun, 2014 | 9:21 pm

Hundreds of journalists have gathered in London to protest against the seven-year jail terms given to three Al-Jazeera journalists in Egypt.

A court in Cairo found Australia’s Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed guilty of spreading false news.

The trio had denied the charges and are expected to appeal.

Egypt’s President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi said on Tuesday he would not “interfere” with the judiciary which he described as independent.

Earlier, Australian FM Julie Bishop told the BBC Canberra would work with the Egyptian government to try to secure Mr Greste’s release “as soon as possible”.

BBC

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