Egypt court orders retrial for jailed Al Jazeera journalists

An appeals court in Egypt has ordered a retrial in the case of three Al Jazeera journalists imprisoned there for more than a year. They were arrested in December 2013, accused of aiding the Muslim Brotherhood.

The decision came after a brief appeal hearing in Cairo’s Court of Cassation on Thursday morning.

Canadian-Egyptian Mohammed Fahmy, Australian Peter Greste and Egyptian Baher Mohammed of Al Jazeera’s English television service were arrested in December 2013, and charged with acting as a mouthpiece for the Muslim Brotherhood following the overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi by the military in 2013.
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Source News: DW