Three Al Jazeera Journalists Convicted in Egypt

by Editor | June 23, 2014 11:07 am

CNN – Three Al Jazeera English journalists were convicted Monday of aiding the Muslim Brotherhood in a ruling that immediately outraged journalists and activists around the world.

The journalists, Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, have been imprisoned in Cairo since December on charges that include conspiring with the Brotherhood, spreading false news and endangering national security.

The three men have steadfastly denied the charges, as has Al Jazeera.

In a tense courtroom on Monday, a judge sentenced Greste and Fahmy to seven years in prison while Mohamed was handed down 10 years — seven for one charge, three for a second.

Several other Al Jazeera journalists who were tried in absentia received 10-year sentences as well.

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