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.
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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.