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Jailed Al-Jazeera journalists all conflict-hardened veterans

Aug 30, 2015 - 12:30 AM

Canadian Mohamed Fahmy Egyptian Baher Mohamed and Australian Peter Greste are sentenced to 3 years by an Egypt court for spreading false news

IMPRISONED. A file photo dated 31 March 2014 shows Australian journalist Peter Greste (R), Canadian-Egyptian journalist Mohammed Fahmy (C) and journalist Baher Mahmoud (L) standing in front of the judge's bench during their trial for allegedly supporting a terrorist group and spreading false information, in Cairo, Egypt. EPA/KHALED ELFIQI

Al-Jazeera to appeal 'grotesque' verdict to jail journalists

Aug 29, 2015 - 10:36 PM

The Egyptian court s decision comes despite a worldwide campaign calling for the journalists acquittal on charges of spreading false news

'GROTESQUE' VERDICT. Osama Saeed (L), Manager of Communications of Al Jazeera English, Giles Trendle (C), managing director of Al Jazeera English, and Farah Al-Muftah, Head of Litigation, attend a press conference following the verdict in the case of three Al-Jazeera journalists in the Qatari capital, Doha, on August 29, 2015. Al-Watan Doha/Karim Jaafar/AFP

Egypt court hands Al-Jazeera reporters 3 years in jail

Aug 29, 2015 - 4:41 PM

3rd UPDATE Al Jazeera denounces the verdict against the three reporters accused of broadcasting false news as a deliberate attack on press freedom

RULING INCOMING. Canadian-Egyptian Al-Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy (C) and his Egyptian colleague Baher Mohamed (R) speak to reporters outside the Tora prison in Cairo, Egypt, July 30, 2015. File Photo by Oliver Weiken/EPA

Egypt court again postpones verdict in Jazeera reporters' retrial

Aug 02, 2015 - 9:44 PM

The verdict is delayed again because other defendants in the trial could not be brought to the court room from their cells says a judge

A file photo dated 31 March 2014 shows Australian journalist Peter Greste (R), Canadian-Egyptian journalist Mohammed Fahmy (C) and journalist Baher Mahmoud (L) standing in front of the judge's bench during their trial for allegedly supporting a terrorist group and spreading false information, in Cairo, Egypt. According to local reports Peter Greste will be deported to Australia 01 February 2015 after serving 400 days in jail, as yet there is no news about his colleagues from al-Jazeera Mohammad Fahmy or Baher Mahmoud. EPA/KHALED ELFIQI

Australia's Greste urges support for Al Jazeera journalists

Mar 26, 2015 - 1:19 PM

Peter Greste calls for the international community to continue supporting his colleagues in Egypt stressing that they were still on trial

A file photo dated 31 March 2014 shows Canadian-Egyptian journalist Mohammed Fahmy (R) and journalist Baher Mahmoud (L) standing in front of the judge's bench during their trial for allegedly supporting a terrorist group and spreading false information, in Cairo, Egypt. Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

Amal Clooney slams Canada over Al-Jazeera journalist case

Feb 27, 2015 - 11:49 AM

Clooney says diplomats made only sheepish whimpers to Cairo instead of concerted efforts to secure her client s return

AMAL CLOONEY. A handout picture provided by the Council of Europe on 28 January 2015 shows lawyer Amal Alamuddin Clooney attending the hearing in the case Perincek vs Switzerland, at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg, France, 28 January 2015. Candice Imbert/ Council of Europe/ EPA

10 with MERS symptoms, Purisima leaves, freed AJ staff | The wRap

Feb 13, 2015 - 7:02 PM

10 more are quarantined for MERS symptoms Ex police chief Purisima moves out of Crame Egypt frees Al Jazeera journalists

Egypt frees Al Jazeera reporters pending retrial

Feb 12, 2015 - 8:02 PM

UPDATED An Egyptian court orders the release of two Al Jazeera journalists pending their retrial for allegedly supporting the banned Muslim Brotherhood

A file photo dated 31 March 2014 shows Canadian-Egyptian journalist Mohammed Fahmy (R) and journalist Baher Mahmoud (L) standing in front of the judge's bench during their trial for allegedly supporting a terrorist group and spreading false information, in Cairo, Egypt. Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

Egypt court begins retrial of Al Jazeera journalists

Feb 12, 2015 - 12:02 PM

The Court of Cassation says it ordered the retrial since the lower court s verdict lacked evidence to support its ruling

A file photo dated 31 March 2014 shows Canadian-Egyptian journalist Mohammed Fahmy (R) and journalist Baher Mahmoud (L) standing in front of the judge's bench during their trial for allegedly supporting a terrorist group and spreading false information, in Cairo, Egypt. Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

Egypt retrial for Jazeera pair to start Feb 12

Feb 08, 2015 - 11:46 PM

UPDATED The Al Jazeera reporters were originally sentenced to up to 10 years in prison for allegedly aiding a blacklisted group

JAILED JOURNALISTS. A file picture taken on June 23, 2014 at the police institute near Cairo's Tora prison shows Al-Jazeera news channel's Australian journalist Peter Greste (L) and his colleagues, Egyptian-Canadian Mohamed Fadel Fahmy (C) and Egyptian Baher Mohamed. Photo by Khaled Desouki/AFP

Peter Greste 'ecstatic' to be home after Egypt ordeal

Feb 05, 2015 - 10:01 AM

Greste on his two other colleagues: If it s right for me to be free then it s right for all of us I think that Egypt now has an opportunity to show that justice doesn t depend on your nationality

HOME AT LAST. Australian journalist Peter Greste (C) celebrates on arrival at Brisbane International Airport in Brisbane, Australia, 05 February 2015.

Al Jazeera reporter renounces Egypt citizenship in bid for release

Feb 03, 2015 - 5:31 PM

The move comes after Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird says Fahmy s release is imminent following the freeing on Sunday of his Australian colleague Peter Greste

JAILED JOURNALISTS. A file picture taken on June 23, 2014 at the police institute near Cairo's Tora prison shows Al-Jazeera news channel's Australian journalist Peter Greste (L) and his colleagues, Egyptian-Canadian Mohamed Fadel Fahmy (C) and Egyptian Baher Mohamed. Photo by Khaled Desouki/AFP

Greste calls release 'step forward', urges Egypt to free colleagues

Feb 03, 2015 - 11:04 AM

Peter Greste: This is a massive step forward I just hope that Egypt keeps going down that path with the others

An image grab taken from an exclusive Al-Jazeera English interview broadcast on February 2, 2015 shows Australian journalist Peter Greste in his first media appearance since leaving an Egyptian prison. Al Jazeera English/AFP

Al-Jazeera vows not to 'leave' producer in Egypt jail

Feb 02, 2015 - 10:43 PM

There are concerns that the same escape route given to Australian journalist Peter Greste may not be available for Baher Mohamed an Egyptian

AILED JOURNALISTS. A file picture taken on June 23, 2014 at the police institute near Cairo's Tora prison shows Al-Jazeera news channel's Australian journalist Peter Greste (L) and his colleagues, Egyptian-Canadian Mohamed Fadel Fahmy (C) and Egyptian Baher Mohamed. Greste has since been released. Photo by Khaled Desouki/AFP

Greste family celebrate Australian reporter's release

Feb 02, 2015 - 10:46 AM

I m ecstatic Peter Greste s mother Lois tells a press conference in their hometown Brisbane I just can t say how happy I am about it

RELIEVED. The family of Australian journalist Peter Greste (L-R) father Juris, brother Andrew and mother Lois, smile during a press conference in Brisbane, Australia, 02 February 2015. Dan Peled/EPA   ( AAP Image )

Egypt frees jailed Australian reporter Greste

Feb 01, 2015 - 11:00 PM

UPDATED Al Jazeera welcomes the release of its reporter but hopes similar developments happen for two other journalists in the custody of Egypt

Canada, Australia working to bring Al Jazeera journalists home

Jan 07, 2015 - 2:32 PM

Julie Bishop: Both the Foreign Minister of Canada and I have been making representations on behalf of our respective citizens and I have been engaged with the Foreign Minister of Egypt for quite some time

JAILED JOURNALISTS. A file picture taken on June 23, 2014 at the police institute near Cairo's Tora prison shows Al-Jazeera news channel's Australian journalist Peter Greste (L) and his colleagues, Egyptian-Canadian Mohamed Fadel Fahmy (C) and Egyptian Baher Mohamed. Photo by Khaled Desouki/AFP

Jazeera urges quick Egypt release of jailed reporters

Jan 01, 2015 - 6:19 PM

The Qatar based news channel says the prolongation of the custody of its three staffers could only do further damage to Egypt s international standing

JAILED JOURNALISTS. A file picture taken on June 23, 2014 at the police institute near Cairo's Tora prison shows Al-Jazeera news channel's Australian journalist Peter Greste (L) and his colleagues, Egyptian-Canadian Mohamed Fadel Fahmy (C) and Egyptian Baher Mohamed. Photo by Khaled Desouki/AFP

Egypt court orders retrial of jailed Al Jazeera journalists

Jan 01, 2015 - 3:43 PM

The court accepts the appeal of the 3 jailed Al Jazeera journalists and orders a retrial

JAILED JOURNALISTS. A file picture taken on June 23, 2014 at the police institute near Cairo's Tora prison shows Al-Jazeera news channel's Australian journalist Peter Greste (L) and his colleagues, Egyptian-Canadian Mohamed Fadel Fahmy (C) and Egyptian Baher Mohamed. Photo by Khaled Desouki/AFP

#FreeAJStaff: Australia optimistic Egypt will release jailed journalist

Dec 24, 2014 - 9:49 AM

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says she is optimistic that Egypt may release jailed Australian journalist Peter Greste within days

SENTENCED. Australian journalist Peter Greste (L) and Canadian-Egyptian journalist Mohammed Fahmy (C) stand inside court's cage during a trial session for allegedly supporting a terrorist group and spreading false information in Cairo, Egypt. File photo by Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

Egypt court to hear Jazeera journalists' appeal Jan 1

Oct 21, 2014 - 11:42 PM

Among grounds for appeal by Al Jazeera are flaws in the arrest procedure and the fact that evidence presented in court did not marry with the charges

FOR APPEAL. Australian journalist Peter Greste (L) and Canadian-Egyptian journalist Mohammed Fahmy (C) stand inside court's cage during a trial session for allegedly supporting a terrorist group and spreading false information, in Cairo, Egypt on June 23, 2014. Photo by Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

Jailed Jazeera journalists appeal against Egypt verdicts

Aug 22, 2014 - 4:00 PM

Peter Greste and Mohamed Fadel Fahmy have 7 year terms while Baher Mohamed has a 10 year term in a case that sparked international outrage

SENTENCED. Australian journalist Peter Greste (L) and Canadian-Egyptian journalist Mohammed Fahmy (C) stand inside court's cage during a trial session for allegedly supporting a terrorist group and spreading false information in Cairo, Egypt. File photo by Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

Egypt president's regret over Al Jazeera journalists' case encourages family

Jul 07, 2014 - 8:49 AM

UPDATED Sisi: The sentencing of several journalists had a very negative effect and we had nothing to do with it

REMORSE? In this file photo, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi looks on as he meets with Sudanese President (unseen) at the Presidential Palace in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, June 27, 2014. Ebrahim Hamid/AFP

Jailed Jazeera reporter donates to Sisi's Egypt plan

Jun 26, 2014 - 5:19 PM

Egyptian Canadian Mohamed Fadel Fahmy made the donation to Tahya Misr Long Live Egypt an initiative of President Abdel Fattah al Sisi

SENTENCED. Australian journalist Peter Greste (L) and Canadian-Egyptian journalist Mohammed Fahmy (C) stand inside court's cage during a trial session for allegedly supporting a terrorist group and spreading false information, in Cairo, Egypt on June 23, 2014. Photo by Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

Silent journalists' protest for jailed Al-Jazeera staff

Jun 25, 2014 - 12:46 AM

Hundreds of journalists from the BBC and other news organizations hold a silent protest in London in support of Al Jazeera reporters jailed by an Egyptian court

l-Jazeera Australian journalist Peter Greste (C) stands in the court's cage during his trial with 19 other journalists for allegedly supporting a terrorist group and spreading false information, in Cairo, Egypt, 05 March 2014. Photo by Tarek Wajeh and Almasry Alyoum / EPA

Egypt's Sisi 'will not interfere' after Jazeera trial

Jun 24, 2014 - 6:20 PM

Sisi cannot legally pardon the journalists until a final court ruling after an appeal

SENTENCED. Australian journalist Peter Greste (L) and Canadian-Egyptian journalist Mohammed Fahmy (C) stand inside court's cage during a trial session for allegedly supporting a terrorist group and spreading false information, in Cairo, Egypt on June 23, 2014. Photo by Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

Egypt under pressure to pardon Al Jazeera journalists

Jun 24, 2014 - 2:37 PM

Australia says it is appalled at the verdict and US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks of a chilling and draconian sentence

SENTENCED. Australian journalist Peter Greste (L) and Canadian-Egyptian journalist Mohammed Fahmy (C) stand inside court's cage during a trial session for allegedly supporting a terrorist group and spreading false information, in Cairo, Egypt on June 23, 2014. Photo by Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

Egypt court to give verdict in Al-Jazeera trial

Jun 23, 2014 - 10:51 AM

Since the army ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013 the authorities have been incensed by the Qatari network s coverage of their deadly crackdown on his supporters

VERDICT SOON. In this file photo, Australian journalist Peter Greste (R) and other co-defendants stand inside court's cage during a trial session for allegedly supporting a terrorist group and spreading false information, in Cairo, Egypt, 31 March 2014. Khaled Elfiqi/EPA