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Al-Jazeera sentence 'chilling and draconian': Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to staff at the US embassy in the International Zone June 23, 2014 in the Iraqi capital BaghdadUS Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday condemned an Egyptian court’s “deeply disturbing” decision to sentence three Al-Jazeera journalists to jail terms of at least seven years. “Today’s conviction is obviously a chilling and draconian sentence,” Kerry told journalists during an unannounced visit to Baghdad, which came a day after he visited Egypt. “Injustices like these simply cannot stand if Egypt is to move forward in the way that President (Abdel Fattah) al-Sisi and Foreign Minister (Sameh) Shoukri told me just yesterday that they aspire to see their country advance,” Kerry said, in a statement. An Egyptian court on Monday sentenced three of the network’s journalists to jail terms ranging from seven to 10 years, accusing them of aiding the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood.

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