Egypt's Sisi 'will not interfere in judiciary' after Jazeera trial

June 24, 2014 - 12:31:44 pm

CAIRO: President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi said on Tuesday Egypt's authorities "will not interfere in judicial matters" a day after three Al-Jazeera journalists were jailed for between seven and 10 years.

The United States is leading calls for Sisi to pardon the journalists working for the Qatar-based network who were convicted on Monday of aiding the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood Islamist movement and "spreading false news".

A presidency official told AFP Sisi cannot legally pardon the journalists until a final court ruling after an appeal. (AFP)