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Egyptian court delays Al-Jazeera journalists verdicts

from BBC
The released Al-Jazeera journalists
The released Al-Jazeera journalists

Verdicts in the retrial of three Al-Jazeera journalists in Egypt, previously jailed for allegedly aiding the banned Muslim Brotherhood, have been delayed.

Canadian-Egyptian, Mohamed Fahmy, Egyptian, Baher Mohamed, and Australian, Peter Greste, were sentenced up to 10 years in prison in June 2014.

Their convictions for spreading false news were overturned on appeal and they were released on bail in February.

Al-Jazeera said it was "extremely angry" at the latest delay. Mr Greste, deported to Australia and was due to be tried in absentia, described the delay as "incredibly frustrating".

Mr Mohamed said he had been told by court officials that there will be no sessions today (Thursday, July 30, 2015), adding he was "disappointed" at the delay.

The Dutch Ambassador to Egypt, due to have attended the hearing, tweeted that it had been postponed until 8 August.

 


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