Egypt sets retrial date for jailed Aljazeera staffs

Posted: February 9, 2015 in News

Egyptian authorities have set a retrial date for the two remaining Aljazeera staffs, Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy.

After spending 407 days in the Egyptian prison, the two staffs will appear in court in February 12 for a retrial.

Baher Mohamed, a producer, and Al Jazeera’s Cairo bureau chief Mohamed Fahmy, were jailed after being falsely accused of supporting the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood.

An aljazeera spokesman claims the retrial date will a day of “justice prevailing”.

They were arrested along with Peter Greste in Cairo on December 29, as they covered the aftermath of the army’s removal of Mohamed Morsi from the presidency in July 2013.

Greste, Al Jazeera’s East Africa correspondent, was released on February 1 after being jailed for 400 days.

The veteran journalist has since vowed to continue the fight to release his two colleagues, whom he described as brothers.


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