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29 Aug CCWPF Condemns Conviction Of Fahmy, Greste And Mohamed

OTTAWA – The Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom (CCWPF) condemns the conviction of Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy, Australian colleague Peter Greste and Egyptian colleague Baher Mohamed in connection for their work at Al-Jazeera English. An Egyptian judge sentenced Mr. Fahmy, Mr. Greste and Mr. Mohamed to three years in prison on Saturday for working without a press license and broadcasting material it claims was harmful to Egypt. The decision was the final judgement in the reporters’ retrial, which began in February and saw many delays along the way. The decision was denounced by rights groups and media organizations as an attack...

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