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