Two journalists are currently facing seven years imprisonment after an Egyptian court found them guilty of spreading false news and aiding terrorists. Don’t get up on your high horse yet, fellow Americans: For a country that has historically prided itself on the freedom of its press, we’re doing a lot to repress our own journalists.
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Two Al-Jazeera journalists detained in the case known as the “Marriott Cell” have been sentenced to seven years in maximum security prison. A third journalist has been sentenced to 10 years.
The two defendants, Australian Journalist Peter Greste and Canadian-Egyptian Mohamed Fadel Fahmy, sentenced to seven years in prison were detained on December 29 at the Marriott in Cairo and had been accused of defaming Egypt and spreading false news that harms the nation’s interests.
The third journalist, Baher Mohamed, was detained a day later and has been sentenced to 10 years in prison by the criminal court.