Canada 'disappointed' with Al-Jazeera journalists jailing

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 against them on June 23, 2014Ottawa said Monday it is “very disappointed” with an Egyptian court’s jailing of a Canadian-Egyptian journalist working for Al-Jazeera, saying the verdict is “inconsistent with Egypt’s democratic aspirations.” “Canada is very disappointed with the verdict in the case of Mohamed Fahmy and is concerned that the judicial process that led to his verdict is inconsistent with Egypt’s democratic aspirations,” Consular Affairs Minister Lynne Yelich said in a statement. “A fair and transparent legal system is a critical pillar of a future stable and democratic Egypt,” she said.

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