Trial of Al Jazeera journalists resumes
Three Al Jazeera English journalists have appeared in a court in Egypt for a sixth time, accused of spreading news and belonging to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood.
The trial of correspondent Peter Greste and producers Mohammed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, who have been in jail for more than three months, resumed yesterday.
During the last hearing the prosecution produced video that it said supported the case against the men, but none of the videos appear to have anything to do with the case.
Abdulla al-Shami, the fourth Al Jazeera journalist in detention, has been held in Egypt for more than six months and has been on hunger strike since January 21. His detention was extended by 45 days on March 13.
Another Al Jazeera journalist, Mohamed Badr, was arrested on July 15 and released on February 5, when he was acquitted of a series of charges including being involved in the protests in Cairo’s Ramses Square.