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Court postpones Al Jazeera journalists’ retrial to 9 May

Lawyers to review technical committee’s report on video evidence against defendants


Al-Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fahmy, Baher Mohamed, and Peter Greste listened to the verdict inside the defendants cage during their trial for allegedly supporting the Muslim Brotherhood on June 23, 2014. (AFP PHOTO / MOHAMED EL-SHAHED)
Al-Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fahmy, Baher Mohamed, and Peter Greste listened to the verdict inside the defendants cage during their trial for allegedly supporting the Muslim Brotherhood on June 23, 2014.
(AFP FILE PHOTO / MOHAMED EL-SHAHED)

The Cairo Criminal Court postponed Tuesday the retrial of Al Jazeera English journalists Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed at Tora Police Institute to the 9 May session.

The postponement is to allow defence lawyers to review the new technical committee report on video content that is supposed to be used as evidence against the defendants.

The Al Jazeera journalists are facing a retrial after they were initially sentenced to 7 and 10 years in prison last June. In January, Egypt’s Court of Cassation accepted an appeal filed in the case ordering a retrial.

Three Al Jazeera journalists, Australian Peter Greste, Canadian Fahmy and Egyptian Baher, were arrested in December 2013 and accused of conspiring with the Muslim Brotherhood against Egypt.

Greste was released and deported at the beginning of February. The remaining journalists had to wait until 12 February, however, when the Criminal Court decided to release all the defendants on bail, with Fahmy giving up his Egyptian nationality in a bid to help his release.

 

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