Journalist Peter Greste to appeal against terror conviction

Jailed Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste is to appeal against his seven-year sentence for terrorism-related charges in Egypt, his brother has said.

Journalist Peter Greste to appeal against jail sentence

Jailed Al Jazeera and former BBC journalist Peter Greste is to appeal against his conviction on terrorism-related charges in Egypt, his brother has said.

Australian journalist Peter Greste was jailed for seven years by an Egytian court for alleged terror offences, which he denies. Credit: Reuters

Egyptian authorities accuse Al Jazeera of backing the Muslim Brotherhood, which was recently ruled a terrorist organisation.

Mr Greste's sentencing sparked outrage around the world when he was jailed along with fellow journalists Mohammed Fahmy and Baher Mohammed last month.

Andrew Greste's brother Mike said during a press conference in Brisbane that the family would be appealing the conviction. Credit: PA

Today Mr Greste's brother Mike told reporters in the family's hometown of Brisbane that they "have to have faith in the Egyptian system."

He added: "We have to exhaust all legal channels prior to ... taking other strategies," referring to options including appealing to President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi for clemency.

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