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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 journalists among those sentenced in absentia

Two British journalists are among those sentenced in absentia by the Egyptian court which imprisoned three Al-Jazeera journalists for seven years.

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Former ITN journalist Sue Turton, and Dominic Kane were sentenced along with laa Bayoumi, Anas Abdel-Wahab Khalawi Hasan, Khaleel Aly Khaleel Bahnasy and Mohamed Fawzi to 10 years.

A group of 16 Egyptian accused of being Brotherhood members, some of whom were also tried in absentia, were given 25 years.

More: Journalist's sentences condemned as 'outrageous'

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