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Al Jazeera trial adjourned to June

The court is to listen to pleas in the next session


Al-Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fahmy, Baher Mohamed, and Peter Greste listened to the verdict inside the defendants cage during their trial for allegedly supporting the Muslim Brotherhood on June 23, 2014. (AFP PHOTO / MOHAMED EL-SHAHED)
Al-Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fahmy, Baher Mohamed, and Peter Greste listened to the verdict inside the defendants cage during their trial for allegedly supporting the Muslim Brotherhood on June 23, 2014.
(AFP FILE PHOTO / MOHAMED EL-SHAHED)

The Cairo Criminal Court postponed Saturday the retrial of the three Al Jazeera English journalists to 1 June.

The decision is to allow the court to start listening to the case’s pleas, starting with the general prosecution’s proceedings, state media reported.

The three Al Jazeera journalists are facing a retrial after they were initially sentenced to seven and 10 years in prison last June. In January, Egypt’s Court of Cassation accepted an appeal filed in the case, ordering a retrial.

Three Al Jazeera journalists, Australian Peter Greste, Canadian Mohamed Fahmy and Egyptian Baher Mohamed, were arrested in December 2013 and accused of conspiring with the Muslim Brotherhood against Egypt.

Greste was released and deported at the beginning of February. The remaining journalists had to wait until 12 February, however, when the Criminal Court decided to release all the defendants on bail, with Fahmy giving up his Egyptian nationality in a bid to help his release.

 

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