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General News    H4'ed 8/30/15

Al Jazeera staff sentenced to jail in Egypt

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A Cairo court has sentenced three Al Jazeera journalists to three years in jail after finding them guilty of 'aiding a terrorist organization.' Egyptian Baher Mohamed, Canadian Mohamed Fahmy and Australian Peter Greste were all handed three-year jail sentences when the court delivered the verdict on Saturday, sparking worldwide outrage. Speaking from Sydney, Greste labelled the verdict 'outrageous.' 'We did nothing wrong. The court presented no evidence. For us to be convicted as terrorists is outrageous. It can only be a political verdict. This is unethical,' Greste said.
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