Egypt summons UK ambassador over criticism of Al Jazeera trial

August 30, 2015 10:01 AM

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Egypt summons UK ambassador over criticism of Al Jazeera trial

CAIRO Egypt summoned the British ambassador to reject as "unacceptable interference" comments he made on an Egyptian court's decision to hand down prison sentences for three Al Jazeera journalists, state media said on Sunday.

After the court on Saturday sentenced the journalists to three years imprisonment for operating without a license, British Ambassador John Casson said he was shocked and concerned in the wake of the decision.

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