Egypt Adjourns Al Jazeera Verdict
Following today’s adjournment of the retrial verdict in Cairo, Al Jazeera Media Network’s Acting Director General Dr Mostefa Souag said:
“We are outraged that the verdict has been adjourned as today was meant to be the final court hearing for our colleagues. We, along with others, expected a swift end to the ordeal for Baher Mohamed, Mohamed Fahmy, and Peter Greste.
“All three men have been under immense stress and pressure for the past nineteen months and delaying the final verdict has just continued the strain on them and their families.
“We demand the Egyptian authorities bring an end to the charges against Baher, Peter and Mohamed which should be dropped immediately. Journalism is not a crime.”
For more information, visit http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/07/egypt-verdict-al-jazeera-staff-150730050741933.html.
Kevin Kriedemann & Joy Sapieka
AL JAZEERA MEDIA NETWORK
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