Be the most informed person in the room with Newsy's free e-newsletter

View our privacy policy: http://www.newsy.com/privacy/
Trump's Conflicts of Interest
Featured Series: Trump's Conflicts of Interest
Donald Trump's international web of businesses creates unprecedented potential for conflicts of interest and corruption. And some picks for his administration might have to face their own...

Egypt Sentences Al Jazeera Journalists To 3 Years In Prison

Peter Greste, Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy have been given three-year sentences on charges of aiding a terrorist organization.
SMS

The Egyptian court has decided — Al Jazeera's journalists are going to prison.

Peter Greste, Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy were each given three-year sentences on Saturday on charges of aiding a terrorist organization. 

Greste, who was deported to Australia earlier this year, was sentenced in absentia. (Video via BBC)

"This was a verdict that was clearly political. In the absence of any evidence, the only conclusion that we can come to is that the judge made his verdict based on politically motivated reasons," Greste told Al Jazeera on Saturday

Greste and Fahmy were originally sentenced to seven years in prison and Mohamed 10 in 2014, but a judge from Egypt's highest appeals court ordered a retrial. (Video via CCTV)

Featured Stories
Activists opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline march in Washington, D.C.

Trump Signs Actions To Push Along Keystone XL, Dakota Access Pipelines

Mike Pompeo and Rex Tillerson

Pompeo Confirmed For CIA Head, Rex Tillerson Approved By Senate Panel

Donald Trump

Clean Energy Or Fossil Fuels? The President And The Country Disagree

Want to see more stories like this?
Like Newsy on Facebook for More Middle East Coverage