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Monday, 23 June 2014 | MYT 4:54 PM

Egypt sentences three Jazeera journalists to 7 years

CAIRO: An Egyptian court on Monday sentenced three Al-Jazeera journalists including Australian Peter Greste to seven years in jail after accusing them of aiding the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood.

Greste and two other reporters working for Qatar-based Al-Jazeera English were among 20 defendants in a trial that has triggered international outrage amid fears of growing media restrictions in Egypt. – AFP

Tags / Keywords: Egypt , politics , unrest , media , trial , Jazeera , verdict


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