Al Jazeera staff to go on trial in Egypt

Trial of nine journalists in detention since December set to begin in Cairo on Thursday.

    The trial of nine Al Jazeera journalists is set to begin in Cairo on Thursday.

    Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed have been in prison for 53 days. Six other staff will be tried in absentia.

    They have been charged with having links to a terrorist organisation and spreading false news.

    Al Jazeera rejects all the charges and continues to demand the unconditional release of its staff.

    Al Jazeera's Mohammed Adow reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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