The trial of three Al Jazeera journalists imprisoned in Egypt was adjourned again yesterday. Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy, and Baher Mohamed, who have been in jail for 156 days on charges of aiding a terrorist group, were returned to their cells after a brief hearing.
“Members of the technical committee could not recall one example of what they believed was fabricated coverage from the Al Jazeera team. They also could not proffer an opinion on how national security of Egypt was endangered either,” Al Jazeera reports of the proceedings.
Mohamed Fahmy livid. “The prosecutors should be in the cage!” – says witnesses have admitted that case is baseless. pic.twitter.com/mvk4nzr36J
— Louisa Loveluck (@leloveluck) June 1, 2014
A fourth Al Jazeera journalist, Abdullah Elshamy, has been held since last August. He has been on a hunger strike since January.
Al Jazeera continues to reject the charges against the journalists and call for their release. [h/t HuffPo Media]