Greste and Fahmy were given prison sentences of three years, while Mohamed received an extra six months for possessing a single bullet.
(These ‘Canadian’ journalists where clearly Muslim Brotherhood plants from the start. The classic new ‘Canadians for passports’ Also journalist + bullets = spy) Thanks to Vlad Tepes
Egypt sends Al Jazeera journalists to three years prison
An Egyptian court has sentenced three Al Jazeera journalists to three years prison
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. The journalists were accused of supporting the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood in their coverage for the Qatari-owned broadcaster Al Jazeera.–World Bulletin / News Desk
Al-Jazeera vowed Saturday to appeal an Egyptian court verdict to sentence three of its journalists to three years in prison, calling it a “deliberate attack on press freedom”.
The Qatar-based broadcaster said it would appeal the “grotesque” verdict as soon as the Cairo court has explained its decision, and would also “intensify” its campaign to get its reporters freed.