Journalists tape mouths up to support Al-Jazeera 3

BBC staff and journalists taped their mouths up during a protest in London today to express their outrage at the imprisonment of Al-Jazeera journalists Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed.

BBC staff in London tape their mouths up in protest at the sentences handed to three Al-Jazeera journalists.
Hundreds of BBC staff gather outside Broadcasting House in London in protest. Credit: PA

Hundreds of supporters stood outside their office with many carrying papers saying "#FreeAJStaff" while hashtags including #journalismisnotacrime have been trending worldwide.

Radio 4 presenter Julian Worricker said the protest was really important because they represented all journalists.

He said: "They were just doing their jobs and they end up jailed for seven years. There by the grace of God go all of us."

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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.