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Egypt - Politically-orchestrated trial ends in long jail terms

Reporters without borders
In a sign of the Egyptian regime's increasingly totalitarian nature, a Cairo court today passed sentences ranging from seven to ten years in prison on Al-Jazeera journalists Peter Greste, Mohamed Adel Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, who have already been held for more than 160 days. “Not content with criminalizing all political opposition, the Egyptian authorities are pursuing a policy of gagging news media that try to offer a different take on reality from the government's,” Reporters Without (...)

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