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Egypt jails three over constitution boycott

An Egyptian court Tuesday sentenced three members of a political party to three years in jail for campaigning for the boycott of last month's constitutional referendum, judicial sources said. The referendum was the first step in a roadmap outlined by Egypt's interim authorities for a return to democratic rule after Islamist president Mohamed Morsi was ousted by the military in July.

Egypt government resigns, paving way for Sisi to seek presidency

By Asma Alsharif and Yasmine Saleh CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's government resigned on Monday, paving the way for army chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to declare his candidacy for president of a strategic U.S. ally gripped by political strife.

US warns Egypt not to target media

A US diplomat pressed Cairo to respect "basic rights and freedoms" Thursday, warning that Egypt's stability and economic recovery were at stake, as a court opened a trial of Al-Jazeera journalists. Washington, whose ties with historic ally Cairo have cooled in recent months, has previously reprimanded Egyptian authorities for the trial of 20 journalists of the Doha-based television news network.

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 puts three Al Jazeera journalists on trial

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt put three Al Jazeera journalists on trial on Thursday on charges of aiding Egyptians belonging to a "terrorist organization", in a case criticized by human rights groups who say the authorities are stamping out freedom of expression. The journalists, wearing white prison outfits, appeared in metal cages, a Reuters witness said. Six others identified as Al Jazeera journalists are being tried in absentia.

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.
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