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Egypt court sentences three Al-Jazeera reporters to three years in prison

Aug 29, 2015    

Cairo, Egypt: An Egyptian court sentenced three Al-Jazeera reporters to three years in prison on Saturday, in a shock ruling following global demands for their acquittal.Canadian Mohamed Fahmy and Egyptian producer Baher Mohamed were in court for the verdict. Australian journalist Peter Greste was tried in absentia after his deportation early this year.Several co-defendants, accused of working with Al-Jazeera, received similar sentences.Qatar-based Al-Jazeera denounced the verdict against the trio, who were accused of broadcasting false news, as a "deliberate attack on press freedom"...

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