Jazeera Journalists Get 7 Years Amid Egypt Freedom Fears

June 23, 2014 6:46 PM

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Jazeera Journalists Get 7 Years Amid Egypt Freedom Fears

A court in Egypt sentenced three Al-Jazeera journalists, including an award-winning Australian reporter, to at least seven years in jail, heightening concerns national security is being used as a pretext to curb freedoms.

Authorities had accused 20 people, including four foreigners, of terrorism-related activities in support of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, arguing they sullied Egypt’s image and posed a threat to its security. Australian Peter Greste and Al-Jazeera English’s Cairo bureau chief Mohamed Fahmy each r...

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