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Al-Jazeera Journalists Sentenced to Prison in Egypt (Video)
Posted on Jun 23, 2014
The principle of free speech was savaged as Egypt’s judiciary sentenced three Al-Jazeera journalists with up to a decade in prison on charges of aiding terrorists and endangering national security. The three men were honored in Truthdig’s “Truthdigger of the Week” column two weeks ago.
The Guardian reports:
Fahmy, a Canadian-Egyptian citizen, shouted from the defendants’ cage as he was led away, “They’ll pay for this.” His mother and fiancee both broke down in tears while his brother, who traveled from Kuwait for the verdict, was furious.
“This is not a system,” he said. “This is not a country. They’ve ruined our lives. It shows everything that’s wrong with the system: it’s corrupt. This country is corrupt through and through.”
The Guardian continued:
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—Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.
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