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Egypt court hands Al-Jazeera reporters three years in jail

Al-Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fahmy (bottom, 3rd from R) and Baher Mohamed (center, 2nd from R), talk to the press during their trial in Cairo on August 29, 2015An Egyptian court sentenced three Al-Jazeera reporters to three years in prison on Saturday, in a shock ruling that sparked international condemnation. Canadian Mohamed Fahmy and Egyptian producer Baher Mohamed were in court for the verdict, while Australian journalist Peter Greste was tried in absentia after being deported early this year. The court said they had broadcast “false” news that harmed Egypt.

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