Journalists Kicked Out of Imprisoned Al Jazeera Journalists’ Trial

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By Jordan Chariton Comment

Three weeks ago, three Al Jazeera journalists imprisoned in Egypt had their pleas for release denied by a judge; today journalists covering their case were kicked out of the courtroom.

The expelled journalists who hung around were eventually let back in the courtroom under the order they don’t speak with the imprisoned journalists–who are locked in cages during the trial–when courtroom recess take place.

Today, prosecutors played Al Jazeera clips they claim prove their case of the journalists’ ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, including protests, street interviews, and an interview with Muslim Brotherhood leader Essam el-Erian.

Peter Greste, Mohammed Fahmy, and Baher Mohammed have been imprisoned in Egypt for almost four months.

(h/t Huffington Post)