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Jon Queally – Worldwide Condemnation as Egypt Whisks Al-Jazeera Journalists to Prison

Outrage and condemnation were the reactions inside a Cairo courtroom and across the world on Saturday after three Al-Jazeera journalists were sentenced to at least three years in prison by an Egyptian judge.

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Canadian national Mohammed Fahmy, Australian journalist Peter Greste and Egyptian producer Baher Mohamed were convicted of “spreading false news” and acting on behalf of the Muslim Brotherhood, the political party which was ousted in a military-supported coup in 2013 and which the current government, led by President

Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, has now branded a “terrorist” organization.

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