Al Jazeera urges Egpyt to release reporters

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Al Jazeera urges Egpyt to release reporters

On the first day of the year, Egypt’s high-court orders a retrial of 3 Al-Jazeera journalists who have been jailed in Egypt for more than a year.  Al-Jazeera’s acting director general welcomes the retrial but said the journalists had been “unjustly imprisoned” and called for their swift release.

“Their arrest was political, the sentencing was political, and their being kept in prison is, for us, political,” he said on Al-Jazeera.

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