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Canadian journalist held in Egypt calls his trial 'a joke'

CAIRO - An Egyptian-Canadian journalist who has spent more than 100 days in a Cairo prison told a court Thursday that his trial was "a joke" as the judge presiding over the case dismissed a key part of the prosecution's evidence. Shouting from behind the bars of a cage in which he and his co-accused colleagues were kept, Mohamed Fahmy said he didn't understand the reason for the trial, which marks what's thought to be the first time journalists have been charged with terrorism-related offences in Egypt.

Al-Jazeera journalists back in Cairo court

A Canadian-Egyptian journalist for Al-Jazeera English on trial in Egypt pleaded for his release Thursday, as the prosecution submitted footage and pictures as evidence in the unprecedented trial of reporters. Three detained journalists with the Qatar-based broadcaster and 17 others are on trial for alleged links to the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood movement. The three have been in detention for more than 100 days, despite an international outcry and amid fears of a crackdown on the media after the army overthrew Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July.

Al-Jazeera journalists back in Cairo court

A Canadian-Egyptian journalist for Al-Jazeera English being tried in Egypt pleaded for his release Thursday, as the prosecution in an unprecedented trial of reporters submitted footage and pictures as evidence. Three detained journalists with the Qatar-based broadcaster and 17 others people are on trial for alleged links to the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood movement.

Al-Jazeera journalists back in Cairo court

A Canadian-Egyptian Al-Jazeera journalist on trial in Egypt pleaded for his release Thursday, as the prosecution in the unprecedented trial of reporters submitted footage and pictures as evidence. Three detained journalists with the Qatar-based broadcaster and 17 others people are on trial for alleged links to the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood movement. They have been in detention for more than 100 days, despite an international outcry and amid fears of a crackdown on the media following the army's overthrow of Egypt's Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July.

Al-Jazeera journalists back in Cairo court

Three Al-Jazeera journalists were back in court Thursday over their alleged links with the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood, with Amnesty International denouncing their detention of more than 100 days. The hearing is the fifth in a trial which has sparked an international outcry and fuelled fears of a media crackdown by the military-installed authorities since the army deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July.

Egypt arrests journalist said to work for Al Jazeera: agency

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian security forces have arrested a man who worked for Qatar's Al Jazeera television network and accused him of inciting and taking part in violence, the state news agency MENA said on Wednesday. An Al Jazeera spokesman could not confirm whether the man arrested in Suez worked for the Doha-based channel, whose support for the Muslim Brotherhood of deposed President Mohamed Mursi has strained relations between Egypt and Qatar.

Family of journalist held in Egypt says health worsening

The family of an Al-Jazeera journalist detained in Egypt for nearly eight months called for his immediate release Tuesday, saying his health has deteriorated during a hunger strike. Abdullah Elshamy, a journalist for the pan-Arab news network, was arrested on August 14 when police dispersed supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi at the massive Rabaa Al-Adaweya protest camp in Cairo, killing hundreds in clashes.

Egypt court upholds jailing of prominent pro-democracy activists

CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian appeals court on Monday upheld the jailing of three leading figures of the 2011 pro-democracy uprising, tightening a crackdown on secular activists opposed to the army-backed government Last December, a court handed out three-year jail sentences to liberal activists Ahmed Maher, Ahmed Douma and Mohamed Adel, for protesting without permission and assaulting the police.

Five killed as Egypt police, Islamists clash

Five people including an Egyptian woman journalist were killed in Cairo Friday as police clashed with Islamists protesting against ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's presidency bid, the interior ministry said. The violence erupted in a deeply polarised Egypt as supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi took to the streets of Cairo, Alexandria and other cities to vent their anger at Sisi who overthrew the Islamist leader nine months ago.

Four killed as Egypt police, Islamists clash

Four people including an Egyptian woman journalist were killed in Cairo Friday as police clashed with Islamists protesting against ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's presidency bid, a security official said. The violence erupted in a deeply polarised Egypt as supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi took to the streets of Cairo, Alexandria and other cities to vent their anger at Sisi who overthrew the Islamist leader nine months ago.
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