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Egypt court sentences Al-Jazeera reporters to three years in jail

August 29, 2015

An Egyptian court sentenced three Al-Jazeera reporters to three years in prison on Saturday, despite a global campaign calling for their release.

Canadian Mohamed Fahmy and Egyptian producer Baher Mohamed were present in court. Australian journalist Peter Greste was tried in absentia after his deportation early this year.

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