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Al Jazeera journalists to face Egyptian court

The country's interim president, Adly Mansour, has said the journalists will get a fair trial.

Last updated: 24 Mar 2014 02:46
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Three Al Jazeera journalists are to face court in Egypt accused of "spreading false news" and belonging to a "terrorist organisation". 

Peter Greste, Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy will appear on Monday in a Cairo court to face the charges. They have been held in jail for three months, and the case has been adjourned several times.

Al Jazeera rejects the charges against its journalists, and calls for their immediate release.

The appearance comes after Egypt's interim president, Adly Mansour, told the family of Fahmy that he would be given proper medical treatment for an arm fracture he suffered before his arrest in December. Mansour also promised all three would receive a fair trial.

Fahmy has said he has received little aid for his injury during his time in jail.

Abdullah Elshamy, a reporter for Al Jazeera Arabic, has been detained in Egypt since August 14, 2013. He is still awaiting trial and has not been charged.

Al Jazeera's Anita McNaught reports.

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