Today’s sentencing of two Al Jazeera English journalists to seven years in jail, and another to 10 years, defies “logic, sense, and any semblance of justice,” Al Anstey, Al Jazeera English managing director, said. An Egyptian court sentenced the three journalists on charges including aiding the Muslim Brotherhood and reporting false news.
“Today three colleagues and friends were sentenced, and will continue to be kept behind bars for doing a brilliant job of being great journalists — ‘Guilty’ of covering stories with great skill and integrity. ‘Guilty’ of defending people’s right to know what is going on in their world,” Anstey said in a statement. (more…)