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Egypt's Sisi wishes Al Jazeera journalists had been deported, not tried - newspaper

Jul 08, 2014    

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said he wished the imprisoned Al Jazeera journalists, convicted of aiding "a terrorist group", had been deported and not put on trial, a newspaper reported on Monday.Sisi's comments sparked hope for the family of Australian reporter Peter Greste who, along with colleagues Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, was jailed last month for 10 years. Sisi was quoted by Egypt's Al-Masry Al-Youm private newspaper as saying the verdict "had very negative effects"."I wished they were deported right after they were arrested in...

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