Peter Greste calls on world to step up pressure on Egypt over sentence

August 30, 2015 2:20 AM

47 0

Australian journalist Peter Greste has urged the international community to step up pressure on the Egyptian government to "undo the injustice" meted out to him and two al-Jazeera colleagues, who were sentenced on Saturday to three years in prison by a Cairo court.

Greste, who was deported to Australia in early February, watched the proceedings live in Sydney and said on Sunday he was "absolutely devastated" and "sickened" by the verdict.

Also read: Egypt goalkeeper declines beer-sponsored World Cup award

Read more

To category page