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Al Jazeera Journalist Calls for Pardons in Egypt Verdict

Australian Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste said Sunday the sentences handed down to him and his two colleagues on Saturday were "politically motivated." Greste said Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi "now has the opportunity to undo that injustice" and pardon the three journalists. An Egyptian court found all three journalists – Greste, Canadian national Mohamed Fahmy and  Egyptian Baher Mohamed – guilty of supporting the banned Muslim Brotherhood and...

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