Egypt Jails Three Al-Jazeera Journalists Three Years

The jailed journalists
The jailed journalists

Egypt has sentenced three Al-Jazeera journalists -Mohamed Fahmy, Baher Mohamed, and Peter Greste – to three years in prison on Saturday. They were originally arrested in 2013 and slammed with accusation of working for outlawed Muslim Brotherhood. The trio had already spent more than 400 days in prison. Their arrest followed the toppling of President Mohamed Morsi by the military. The verdict has been condemned by rights group as a trample on press freedom. International lawyer, Amal Clooney, told journalists the vedict “sends a message that journalists can be locked up for simply doing their job, for telling the truth and reporting the news. And it sends a dangerous message that there are judges in Egypt who will allow their courts to become instruments of political repression and propaganda”, Guardian. co.uk, reported.

 

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