Monday, June 23, 2014
Egypt sentence 3 Al-Jazeera journalist to 7 years imprisonment
how Egyptian security agencies killed hundreds of peaceful protesters in sit-ins in Cairo. This was when Egyptians took to the streets to protest the coup by the army that removed former Egyptian president, Mohammed Morsi, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood from power in July 2013 and demanding for his reinstatement. Continue... The arrest of the three journalist last year raised international concerns with powerful world leaders including the UN Secretary General, Ban kin Moon, calling for their release by the Egyptian govt. But instead of releasing them, they've been found guilty and sentenced. Six other Al-Jazeera journalists - Alaa Bayoumi, Anas Abdel-Wahab Khalawi Hasan, Khaleel Aly Khaleel Bahnasy, Mohamed Fawzi, Dominic Kane, and Sue Turton were tried in absentia and handed 10 years in prison verdicts.