On the same day lawyers for three imprisoned Al Jazeera journalists made their closing arguments, one of those journalists, Mohamed Fahmy, shouted from his cage.
“You’re supposed to be innocent until proven guilty,” Fahmy yelled yesterday during a courtroom recess. “In this situation, we are guilty the second you are arrested, treated worse than criminals, rapists, and killers.”
He also expressed what he thinks this trial is really about. “This is about free press. Democracy and free press. They don’t believe in free press.”
The three Al Jazeera journalists’ trial is adjourned until June 16. Fahmy, Baher Mohamed, and Peter Greste have been held in Egypt since the end of last year.