Journalist's sentences condemned as 'outrageous'

The jail terms handed to three Al-Jazeera journalists for their work in Cairo last year has been condemned by journalists across the globe.

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Every journalist in my timeline shocked & appalled by the sentence given to @petergreste & his colleagues in Egypt.

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Outrageous journo sentence in Egypt. 7 yrs? This is Sisi's democratic way? For this the US releases $0.5 B in military aid? What a travesty.

Read: Journalists sentenced 'for aiding Muslim Brotherhood'

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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.