Egypt Sends 3 Al Jazeera Journos to Jail

    Al-Jazeera news channel's Australian journalist Peter Greste (L) and his colleagues, Egyptian-Canadian Mohamed Fadel Fahmy (C) and Egyptian Baher Mohamed , listen to the verdict inside the defendants cage during their trial for allegedly supporting the Muslim Brotherhood on June 23, 2014 at the police institute near Cairo's Tora prison. The Egyptian court sentenced the three Al-Jazeera journalists to jail terms ranging from seven to 10 years after accusing them of aiding the blacklisted Brotherhood.  Since the army ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013, the authorities have been incensed by the Qatari network's coverage of their deadly crackdown on his supporters. AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI

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    An Egyptian court has convicted three Al Jazeera journalists of terrorism-related charges and sentenced each to seven years in prison. The purported democracy arrested the three journalists in December, accusing them of helping the Muslim Brotherhood by reporting the news from Cairo. Australian Peter Greste, Canadian-Egyptian Mohammed Fahmy, and Egyptian Baher Mohammed were seized in a raid on the Cairo hotel room they were using as an office. Fahmy shouted “I swear they will pay for this” from the defendant’s cage. His brother, Adel, said they would appeal the verdict. “Everything is corrupt,” he said. Ten-year sentences were also given to British and Dutch journalists, who were tried in absentia. The previous day, Secretary of State John Kerry met with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. He said “There are issues of concern... but we know how to work at these.” Show us what you got, Kerry.

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