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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No pardon for jailed Al-Jazeera journalists

New Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Credit: Reuters

Newly elected Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has said he would not interfere with judicial verdicts, following an international outcry over lengthy prison sentences given to three Al-Jazeera journalists this week.

Sisi said Egypt's authorities would respect the independence of the judiciary.

He added: "We will not interfere. We must respect judicial rulings and not criticise them even if others do not understand this."

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