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Four Al Jazeera journalists have been locked up in Egyptian prisons for months.
Journalists around the world protested Thursday as part of a Global Day of Action to demand the release of four Al Jazeera journalists imprisoned in Egypt.
Mohamed Fahmy, Peter Greste and Baher Mohamed were detained in December and accused of spreading false news and belonging to a terrorist group. A trial slated to start Feb. 21 has been moved to March 5.
A fourth Al Jazeera reporter, Abdullah Al Shamy, also remains detained without charges and has been on a hunger strike since Jan. 23.
At least 211 journalists were jailed for their work in 2013 — the second-worst year on record, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.
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— Kamahl Santamaria (@KamahlAJE) February 27, 2014
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— Rami (@Ramisms) February 27, 2014
— Kenny Stewart (@KennySkyNews) February 27, 2014
— Phil Lavelle (@phillavelle) February 27, 2014
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