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Egypt court postpones verdict in Al-Jazeera trial: lawyers, diplomat

July 30, 2015

An Egyptian court postponed on Thursday its verdict in the retrial of three Al-Jazeera journalists, lawyers said, dashing their hopes for an end to a legal ordeal that sparked a global outcry.

A lawyer for one of the defendants, Baher Mohamed, said he had been informed that the session would not take place. The Dutch ambassador in Cairo who had gone to attend the trial tweeted it had been postponed to August 8.

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