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Trial resumes of detained Al Jazeera staff

Egyptian President Sisi urged to address press freedom as TV network's three journalists spend 170th day in prison.

Last updated: 16 Jun 2014 08:19
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The trial of three Al Jazeera English staff held for nearly six months in Egypt is due to resume, with prosecutors demanding the maximum penalty of 15 years in jail.

Baher Mohamed, Peter Greste and Mohamed Fahmy have been held for 170 days on charges of broadcasting false news and providing a platform to the banned Muslim Brotherhood, a charge Al Jazeera strongly denies.

Journalists have urged Egypt's new President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to address press freedom and release all jailed journalists.

Al Jazeera's Soraya Lennie explains.

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