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Egypt retrial for Jazeera pair to start Feb 12: officials

February 8, 2015

An Egyptian court will retry two Al-Jazeera journalists from February 12, a judicial source said Sunday, after an Australian reporter was deported and a Canadian awaits his own deportation.

Australia’s Peter Greste, Canadian Mohamed Fahmy and Egyptian Baher Mohamed, all journalists with the Qatari-owned channel, were originally sentenced to up to 10 years in prison for allegedly aiding the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood.

However, an appeals court overturned that verdict and ordered a retrial.

Dispatches from AFP concerning freedom of information, censorship and news coverage in regions where independent media is under threat.