24 Jun 2014
An Egyptian court has sentenced three Al Jazeera journalists to between seven and 10 years in prison on terrorism charges, including "spreading false news" in support of the Muslim Brotherhood, deemed by the government a "terrorist group."
Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed have been jailed since December in a case that’s stoked international outrage. The sentence came down one day after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited Cairo to meet with Egypt’s new president, the former army general Abdul Fattah el-Sisi.
Democracy Now! speaks with Mohamed Fahmy’s brother, Adel Fahmy.
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Editor’s Note: You might also be interested in this panel discussion hosted at the Frontline Club in London to discuss the plight of the journalists before they were sentenced. Former hostages, Terry Waite and Alan Johnston joined Amnesty International’s Egypt expert, Nicholas Piachaud for the discussion.