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Al Jazeera Amal Clooney (Alamuddin) Mohamed Fahmy

Urges Egypt to overturn convictions

31 Aug, 2015

Clooney, who represents Fahmy, urges the Egyptian President to overturn the Cairo convictions.

The verdict today sends a very dangerous message in Egypt. It sends a message that journalists can be locked up for simply doing their job, for telling the truth and reporting the news…[Every third party who has weighed in on the lengthy case says] there is no evidence to sustain any of the charges….It sends a dangerous message that there are judges in Egypt who will allow their courts to become instruments of political repression and propaganda.