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Egypt jails journalists

Monday, Jun 23, 2014 - 00:23

Egyptian court jails three journalists for seven years each after convicting them of 'publishing lies'. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION An Egyptian judge sentenced three Al Jazeera journalists on Monday to seven years in jail after finding them guilty on charges including helping a "terrorist organisation" by publishing lies. The three include Australian Peter Greste, Al Jazeera's Kenya-based correspondent, and Canadian-Egyptian national Mohamed Fahmy, bureau chief of Al Jazeera English. A third defendant, Egyptian producer Baher Mohamed, received an additional three-year jail sentence on a separate charge involving possession of weapons. Another 11 defendants were sentenced in absentia to 10 years. Tanks guarded the entrance to a Cairo court on Monday (June 23), ahead of the hearing.

Egypt jails journalists

Monday, Jun 23, 2014 - 00:23

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