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Jour­nal­ists, some with black tape across their mouths, gather in front of the For­eign Cor­re­spon­dents' Club (FCC) in Hong Kong on June 24 to show sup­port for the jailed Al Jazeera staff af­ter an Egyp­tian court on June 23 sen­tenced three of the net­work's jour­nal­ists to jail terms, ac­cus­ing them of aid­ing the black­listed Mus­lim Broth­er­hood and "spread­ing false news". Egypt was un­der mount­ing pres­sure to par­don the three Al Jazeera jour­nal­ists, in­clud­ing Aus­tralia's award-win­ning Peter Greste, jailed in a rul­ing that sparked global out­rage.

AFP PHOTO / Philippe Lopez

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