By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor
We previously wrote HERE and HERE of the arrest, conviction, and sentencing several Al-Jazeera reporters for the dubious accusation of aiding the Muslim Brotherhood through their coverage of the “civil war” in Egypt.
Now in its latest retrial, the Court sentenced Peter Greste, Mohammed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed to three years imprisonment for operating without a press license and broadcasting material harmful to the state. An international outcry likely will follow.
Judge Hassan Farid declared the defendants “are not journalists and not members of the press syndicate” and claimed they broadcast with unlicensed equipment. Fortunately, Australian Peter Greste had been deported months earlier yet was nevertheless convicted and sentenced in absentia. In the original trial they were sentenced to ten years imprisonment.
Messrs. Fahmy and Mohamed were retaken into custody after the verdict, having been released in February after serving a year in detention.
By Darren Smith
The views expressed in this posting are the author’s alone and not those of the blog, the host, or other weekend bloggers. As an open forum, weekend bloggers post independently without pre-approval or review. Content and any displays or art are solely their decision and responsibility.
75 thoughts on “Court In Egypt Sentences Al-Jazeera Reporters To Three Years Imprisonment”
I agree Nick, they harass and sting posters, like fire ants.
Isaac, je crois que ca a voir plutot avec le il ou elle, ils ou elles, pas necessairement le toi ou nous.
On another topic, the new ‘ebonics’ for all the genders, genderonics; instead of trying to find some new prefix, why not ‘you’, or ‘you there’, or ‘yes!you’. This way you have three levels of emphasis and like the nous and tu in French, formal, and less formal. the ‘yes!you’ prefix adds a dash of immediacy. If you can’t link to whomever you are talking by the third shot then, they weren’t open for interpretation anyway.
Safe travels, Barkin. Stay away from the boat rails if you are drinking.
Just a politically correct dog here. I just reviewed all the comments. You folks are good people and the blog is good for my day to day understanding of what is going on and also different views. So I just say thanks to you all and particularly the folks who do the weekend articles and of course JT.
I have to go on a sabbatical and may not get to read the blog for a while. I am going on a sailboat off shore which does not have internet which I can use and there is no the Dogalogue Machine. Please dont argue too much while I am gone. I think I will drop the PC on my blog name here. I am may go to Mr. BarkinDog when I get back. I am not really politically correct.
Comments are closed.