Egyptian court sentences Al Jazeera journalists to three years in jail
An Egyptian court has handed down a three-year prison sentence at the retrial of three Al Jazeera journalists accused of supporting the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood. The case has aroused international condemnation.
An Egyptian court on Saturday gave three Al Jazeera journalists a three-year prison sentence on charges of broadcasting false news and working without permits, in a retrial called after an initial verdict was overturned by an appeals court.
Al Jazeera immediately condemned Saturday’s court decision, calling it a “deliberate attack on press freedom.”
The broadcaster’s English acting director-general, Mostefa Souag, said the verdict “defies logic and common sense,” adding that the “whole case has been heavily politicized and has not been conducted in a free and fair manner.”
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Source News: DW