Video Evidence Used Against al-Jazeera Journalists Filmed By Other Networks

By: Patrick Kingsley | The Guardian

Three al-Jazeera journalists detained in Egypt said they are being held arbitrarily after the prosecution’s case against them turned out to include footage of a trotting horse by Sky News Arabia, a Somalia documentary from the BBC, and excerpts of a speech by a Kenyan government official.  

Al-Jazeera English broadcasters Mohamed Fahmy, Peter Greste and Baher Mohamed had waited over three months and four court sessions to see the videos that prosecutors said will prove that the trio smeared Egypt’s reputation, doctored footage, and helped terrorists.

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