Egypt court jails Al Jazeera journalists for 7-10 years

 23 Jun 2014 - 13:00


Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed (L to R), listen to the ruling at a court in Cairo June 23, 2014.

CAIRO: An Egyptian judge sentenced three Al Jazeera journalists on Monday to seven years in jail after finding them guilty on charges including helping a "terrorist organisation" by publishing lies.

The three include Australian Peter Greste, Al Jazeera's Kenya-based correspondent, and Canadian-Egyptian national Mohamed Fahmy, bureau chief of Al Jazeera English.

A third defendant, Egyptian producer Baher Mohamed, received an additional three-year jail sentence on a separate charge involving possession of weapons.

Another 11 defendants were sentenced in absentia to 10 years. (Reuters)