EGYPT: Al-Jazeera Journalists Still in Jail One Year Later

March 31, 2014: In this file photo, Al-Jazeera English producer Baher Mohamed, left, Canadian-Egyptian acting Cairo bureau chief Mohammed Fahmy, center, and correspondent Peter Greste, right, appear in court. (Google Images)

March 31, 2014: In this file photo, Al-Jazeera English producer Baher Mohamed, left, Canadian-Egyptian acting Cairo bureau chief Mohammed Fahmy, center, and correspondent Peter Greste, right, appear in court. (Google Images)

BBC News is reporting that the parents of one of the three al Jazeera journalists jailed on this day last year for spreading false news and supporting a terrorist group, are hopeful that they will be freed. The author writes:

“Speaking to the BBC on the first anniversary of their arrest, Peter Greste’s father said he was confident their convictions would be overturned.

Mr. Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed were sentenced to between seven and 10 years in June for spreading false news to help a terrorist group.”

On Thursday, the court will begin examining if proper legal procedures were followed in the case of the journalists and four students that were also convicted of the same crime.

Their sentences will either be upheld by the court or dismissed based on the findings.

Read more at BBC News.

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