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Al-Jazeera condemns as 'unjust' Egypt verdicts against staff

Published on Jun 23, 2014 6:35 PM

DOHA (AFP) - Al-Jazeera slammed as "unjust" an Egyptian court decision on Monday to jail three of its journalists for between seven and 10 years after convicting them of aiding the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood.

"We condemn... this kind of unjust verdict," network chief Mustafa Sawaq told the satellite news channel after a Cairo court jailed the three in a case that has caused international outrage.

"We are shocked," he said, charging that evidence provided by the prosecution "was not enough to jail someone for a single day".

Mr Sawaq also said the journalists had been working openly with "nothing disguised" about their output which was broadcast openly on the Al-Jazeera English channel.

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