Here's what the world has to say about Egypt's Al Jazeera trial

Published August 30th, 2015 - 05:47 GMT
Egypt's three year sentences for the Al Jazeera journalists sparked international outrage this week, prompting the reemergence of #FreeAJStaff. (AFP/File)
Egypt's three year sentences for the Al Jazeera journalists sparked international outrage this week, prompting the reemergence of #FreeAJStaff. (AFP/File)

This week an Egyptian court handed down three year sentences for Al Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fahmy, Baher Mohamed and Peter Greste, sparking international condemnation. 

Including in a growing list of opposers: British Abassador to Egypt John Casson, representing international rights lawyer Amal Clooney and secretary general of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon. 

On Monday, the UN official gave the following statement. Via Twitter. 

 

 

Elsewhere on Twitter, international users are tweeting about the sentencing under the hashtag #FreeAJStaff. And while this sort of Internet wrangling is noble in a sense, it's worth noting that Al Jazeera could havee also prepared for this with much more feasible — monetary means, making us wonder — who's in the journalists' corner now?

Have a look some of them below.

 

 

 

 

 


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