A minute's silence observed for Al-Jazeera journalists

A minute's silence was held in London today in protest at the sentence of three Al-Jazeera journalists who were each jailed for seven years in Cairo on Monday.

Hundreds of journalists and supporters gathered at BBC's New Broadcasting House this morning.

Katie Prescott, a producer for BBC Radio 4's Today programme tweeted this picture.

While Sima Kotecha, a BBC reporter on the Today programme, tweeted this.

The minutes silence was also observed worldwide. Abdullahi Sheikh, a BBC journalist based in Nairobi, tweeted this calling for the men's release.

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Earlier as we, the #BBC in Nairobi, observed 1 min of silence for AJ journos jailed in Egypt #journalismisnotacrime http://t.co/golXHaM4wy

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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.