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Egyptian President Wishes Journalists Were Deported, Not Tried

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi said he wishes three Al-Jazeera journalists convicted last month of supporting the banned Muslim Brotherhood had been deported instead of facing trial. The Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper quoted Sissi on Monday telling a group of Egyptian editors that the June 23 verdict has had a "very negative" effect. A Cairo court sentenced Australian Peter Greste, Egyptian-Canadian Mohamed Fahmy and Egyptian Baher Mohamed to seven years in prison,...

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