Obama presses Sisi on jailed Al Jazeera staff

US president asks his Egyptian counterpart to set free the three journalists who have been in prison for 271 days now.

    US President Barack Obama has asked Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, the Egyptian president, to release three Al Jazeera journalists imprisoned in Egypt.

    Mohammed Fahmy, Baher Mohammed and Peter Greste have been detained in Egypt for 271 days. They are falsely accused of aiding the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood.

    As world leaders gather in New York for the UN General Assembly, Al Jazeera repeats its call for their release.

    Al Jazeera’s Shihab Rattansi reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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