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Canadian journalist says Egypt prison conditions 'psychologically unbearable'

Shouting out through the bars of a cage, an Egyptian-Canadian journalist told a Cairo court his prison conditions were "psychologically unbearable" as his trial began on Thursday. Mohamed Fahmy's declaration came as he pleaded not guilty to what his family has described as a "ridiculous" set of charges. "It's physically fine, but psychologically unbearable," Fahmy yelled to reporters present.

Egypt to put Jazeera journalists on trial

An Egyptian court is to try Al-Jazeera journalists on Thursday for allegedly supporting the Muslim Brotherhood, in a case that has sparked accusations of censorship by the military-installed government. The trial of journalists for the Qatar-based channel comes against the backdrop of strained relations between Cairo and Doha, which backed deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, ousted by the army in July, and his now-banned Muslim Brotherhood.

Egypt to put Jazeera journalists on trial

An Egyptian court is to try Al-Jazeera journalists on Thursday for allegedly supporting the Muslim Brotherhood, in a case that has sparked accusations of censorship by the military-installed government. The trial of journalists for the Qatar-based channel comes against the backdrop of strained relations between Cairo and Doha, which backed deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, ousted by the army in July, and his now-banned Muslim Brotherhood.

Egypt to put Jazeera journalists on trial

A Egyptian court is to try Al-Jazeera journalists on Thursday for allegedly supporting the Muslim Brotherhood, in a case that sparked accusations of censorship against the military-installed government. The trial of journalists for the Qatar-based channel comes against the backdrop of strained relations between Cairo and Doha, which backed deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, ousted by the army in July, and his now-banned Muslim Brotherhood.

Egypt to put Jazeera journalists on trial

An Egyptian court is to try Al-Jazeera journalists on Thursday for allegedly supporting the Muslim Brotherhood, in a case that has sparked accusations of censorship by the military-installed government. The trial of journalists for the Qatar-based channel comes against the backdrop of strained relations between Cairo and Doha, which backed deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, ousted by the army in July, and his now-banned Muslim Brotherhood.

Egypt to put Jazeera journalists on trial

Al-Jazeera journalists, including four foreigners, go on trial in Cairo Thursday for allegedly supporting the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood in a case that has sparked accusations Egypt is muzzling the media. The trial of journalists for the Qatar-based channel comes against the backdrop of strained relations between Cairo and Doha, which is a backer of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, ousted by the army in July, and of his Muslim Brotherhood.

Family hopes charges will be dropped as trial begins for Canadian in Egypt

The family of an Egyptian-Canadian journalist imprisoned in Cairo is hoping the "ridiculous" charges he is facing will be dropped when his trial starts this week. Mohamed Fahmy was working for satellite news broadcaster Al Jazeera English when he was arrested along with two colleagues at the end of December. After languishing for weeks in a dank, cramped cell at a notorious prison, he was charged last month with several offences, including being a member of a terrorist group — allegations his family and his employer have vehemently decried.

Family hopes charges will be dropped as trial begins for Canadian in Egypt

The family of an Egyptian-Canadian journalist imprisoned in Cairo is hoping the "ridiculous" charges he is facing will be dropped when his trial starts this week. Mohamed Fahmy was working for satellite news broadcaster Al Jazeera English when he was arrested along with two colleagues at the end of December. After languishing for weeks in a dank, cramped cell at a notorious prison, he was charged last month with several offences, including being a member of a terrorist group — allegations his family and his employer have vehemently decried.

Parents of Australian reporter held in Egypt petition for his release

BRISBANE, Australia (Reuters) - The parents of an Australian journalist held on terrorism-related charges in Egypt have launched an online petition calling for his release days before his trial is due to start in Cairo. Al Jazeera reporter Peter Greste has been charged, along with several colleagues, with publishing lies that harmed Egypt's national interest. Greste's parents, Lois and Juris, have collected more than 30,000 signatures calling for Peter to be set free via their petition on campaign website avaaz.org.

Egyptian-Canadian journalist set to go on trial in Cairo next week

An Egyptian-Canadian journalist who has been imprisoned in Cairo for a month and a half is expected to go on trial next week, his family said Monday. Mohamed Fahmy — who was charged last month with several offences, including being a member of a terrorist group — is to face trial Feb. 20. "That's actually surprising because knowing how things are in Egypt, it usually takes a long time to get a court date," Fahmy's brother Sherif told The Canadian Press. "We're hoping that it's going to be over."
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