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

August 30, 2015 2:20 AM

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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.

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