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Egypt summons British envoy over criticism of Jazeera trial

Al-Jazeera journalists, Canadian Mohamed Fahmy (R) and Egyptian Baher Mohamed (C), both accused of supporting the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood in their coverage for the Qatari-owned broadcaster, sit in the defendants' cageEgypt’s foreign ministry on Sunday summoned the British ambassador over his criticism of prison sentences handed to three journalists from Qatari broadcaster Al-Jazeera. “What counts is the Egyptian people’s confidence in the transparency and independence of the Egyptian judiciary,” the foreign ministry said, calling ambassador John Casson’s comments “unacceptable interference”. “Egypt needs lessons from no one,” it said.

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