Al Jazeera Journalists Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison

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CNN – An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced three Al Jazeera journalists to three years in prison.

Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed were present for the proceedings; Australian Peter Greste, who was freed in February, was sentenced in absentia.

The journalists were charged with aiding a terrorist organization — a reference to the Muslim Brotherhood, which was outlawed in Egypt after the army overthrew President Mohamed Morsy amid mass protests against his rule in 2013.

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