Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Journalists in London protest the sentencing of Al Jazeera English staff in Egypt. PHOTO: BBC via Twitter
Yesterday in Egypt, Al Jazeera English journalists Mohamed Fahmy and Peter Greste were sentenced to seven years in prison, while Baher Mohamed was sentenced to 10 years. The charges against the three journalists included aiding the banned Muslim Brotherhood and reporting false news. Baher Mohamed’s additional three year sentence is attached to the charge of possession of ammunition
, stemming from a spent bullet casing that he found on the ground at a protest. From the beginning
, their trial has been plagued with corruption, a lack of proper judicial process and has been sorely lacking in substantive evidence.
See our Storify below for a snapshot of yesterday’s events and the ensuing outcry from journalists, organizations and governments around the world in protest of the verdict.
by signing CJFE’s petition
and writing a letter
to the Canadian government imploring them to take action.
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