Egypt: The World Watches as Journalism Goes on Trial

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By: Mohamed Lotfy | The Guardian

In just a few hours, Australian journalist Peter Greste and his colleagues are due to face court in Cairo, charged under terrorism offenses for a crime that normally warrants praise, not a lengthy prison sentence.

The last time we saw Greste and his co-defendants was two weeks ago on 10 April. Greste, 48, has been detained since 29 December last year, along with Canadian-Egyptian Mohamed Fahmy and Egyptian Baher Mohamed. The three journalists have been under trial for charges of “fabricating false news,” “supporting the Muslim Brotherhood” and “defaming Egypt internationally.”

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