Egypt sentences 3 Al-Jazeera reporters to 7 years
23 June 2014, 12:16
Cairo - An Egyptian court has convicted three journalists for Al-Jazeera English and sentenced them to seven years in prison each on terrorism-related charges.
The three of them — Australian correspondent Peter Greste, Canadian-Egyptian acting Cairo bureau chief Mohammed Fahmy, and Egyptian producer Baher Mohammed, were sentenced on Monday.
Mohammed was sentenced to three extra years in prison on separate charges.
The three were arrested in December as part of a sweeping crackdown on Islamist supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi.