Egypt's top businessman Sawiris testifies at Al Jazeera retrial

April 22, 2015 12:36 PM

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Egypt's top businessman Sawiris testifies at Al Jazeera retrial

CAIRO (Reuters) - One of Egypt's wealthiest businessmen, Naguib Sawiris, testified for the defense on Wednesday at the retrial of two Al-Jazeera television journalists, possibly boosting their standing in a case criticized from abroad.

Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed were sentenced last year to between 7 and 10 years in prison for aiding a "terrorist organization", a reference to the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood which was ousted from power by the army in mid-2013.

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