Trial of Al Jazeera jour­nal­ists re­sumes

Daily Trust - - AFRICA -

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.

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