Egypt sets retrial date for jailed Al Jazeera journalists




Egyptian authorities have set a retrial date of Feb. 12 for two jailed Al Jazeera journalists

Baher Mohamed, a producer, and Mohamed Fahmy, Al Jazeera‘s Cairo bureau chief, have been in jail for 407 days. They were arrested “after being falsely accused of colluding with the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood,” Al Jazeera said Sunday in a post announcing the retrial

BREAKING NEWS: @Bahrooz and @MFFahmy11 will go to retrial in Egypt in four days (Feb 12) #FreeAJStaff

— Kamahl Santamaria (@KamahlAJE) February 8, 2015

The news comes one week after Peter Greste, an Al Jazeera journalist who was arrested along with Mohamed and Fahmy, was set free. Greste was deported to Australia after serving exactly 400 days in jail, and has “vowed” to continue fighting to release his two peers whom he considers brothers, according to Al Jazeera. Read more…

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