Questionable Photo, Australian Song Presented as Evidence Against Al Jazeera Journalists

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By Jordan Chariton Comment

In their ninth court appearance since being imprisoned in Egypt in December, Al Jazeera journalists Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed had a new string of questionable evidence presented against them by prosecutors.

A photo showing Fahmy standing behind former Egyptian military chief Mohamed Hussein Tantawi was presented, but didn’t pass the eye test among court reporters.

Other audio and video evidence presented was said to have been uncovered from Greste’s possessions, which the Australian journalist denied. One piece of evidence, oddly enough, was a song by Australian musician Gotye; other evidence shown were recordings of conversations between supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and protest photos against former Egyptian army commander, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

The journalists have been jailed for nearly 5 months.

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