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Egypt court sets January 1 appeal date for Al Jazeera journalists
Egypt court sets January 1 appeal date for Al Jazeera journalists

CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court has set January 1 as the date for an appeals hearing for the three Al Jazeera journalists serving jail time in Egypt, the network said on Tuesday. The journalists were convicted in July on charges of aiding a terrorist organization in a verdict that was widely condemned internationally. The three, who all denied the charge of working with the now-banned Muslim Brotherhood, are Australian Peter Greste and Canadian-Egyptian national Mohamed Fahmy, Cairo bureau chief of Al Jazeera English. Al Jazeera's Qatari owners back the Muslim Brotherhood, declared a terrorist organization last year. The network has been at odds with Egypt's leadership...

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