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Minute's silence held for jailed Al-Jazeera journalists

A minute's silence was held in protest at the sentence of three Al-Jazeera journalists who were each jailed in Cairo on Monday. Meanwhile, newly elected Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said he would not interfere with judicial sentences.

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British ambassador 'very disappointed' by jail terms

British ambassador to Egypt, James Watt, said he was "very disappointed" by the jail terms handed to three journalists from Al-Jazeera.

Read: Journalists sentenced 'for aiding Muslim Brotherhood and reporting false news'

Ambassador Watt, who attended the hearing said:

Freedom of expression is fundamental to any democracy.

The other defendants were mainly students, arrested separately, accused of providing the Al-Jazeera journalists with footage along with a variety of other charges, including belonging to the Brotherhood.

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