Journalist hold silent protest for jailed Al-Jazeera staff

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Hundreds of journalists from the BBC and other news organizations held a silent protest in London on Tuesday, June 24, in support of Al-Jazeera reporters jailed by an Egyptian court. The journalists, wearing black tape over their mouths, staged the protests outside BBC’s broadcasting headquarters in support for their former colleague, Australian Peter Greste, Egyptian-Canadian Mohamed Fadel Fahmy and producer Baher Mohamed. The three journalists were sentenced to 7-10 years in jail for allegedly aiding the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood movement and “spreading false news.” Despite international condemnation, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said the government would not interfere in the case.

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