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.
The world is visibly spiralling out of control and beyond sanity at the moment. Egypt is just one more autocracy in the making. #FreeAJStaff— Roberto Cavazos (@yosoyrobcavazos) August 30, 2015
Yep, Egypt is on it's way to the straight and narrow path to democracy. #FreeAJstaff— Lamees (@Elyasiin) August 30, 2015
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