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Reporters sentenced

23 Jun, 2014

Three journalists from Al-Jazeera English are sentenced to seven years in prison by an Egyptian court on crimes related to terrorism.  The men, an Australian, Peter Greste, Canadian-Egyptian acting Cairo bureau chief, Mohammed Fahmy, and an Egyptian producer, Baher Mohammed, also receives an extra three years in prison on separate charges. As they were sentenced Greste raises his fists in the air and Fahmy shouts:

I swear they will pay for this

Fahmy’s brother says they will appeal the verdict, but adds that he has little faith in the system.

Everything is corrupt

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