Egyptian court adjourns trial of Al Jazeera journalists to March 25

The two reporters are currently free on bail.
FILE — In this Monday, March 31, 2014 file photo, Al-Jazeera English producer Baher Mohamed, left, Canadian-Egyptian acting Cairo bureau chief Mohammed Fahmy, right, appear in court along with several other defendants during their trial on terror charges, in Cairo. Egypt court orders release on bail of Al-Jazeera English journalists. (AP Photo/Heba Elkholy, El Shorouk, File) EGYPT OUT
FILE — In this Monday, March 31, 2014 file photo, Al-Jazeera English producer Baher Mohamed, left, Canadian-Egyptian acting Cairo bureau chief Mohammed Fahmy, right, appear in court along with several other defendants during their trial on terror charges, in Cairo. Egypt court orders release on bail of Al-Jazeera English journalists. (AP Photo/Heba Elkholy, El Shorouk, File) EGYPT OUT

CAIRO // An Egyptian court adjourned until March 25 the trial of two Al Jazeera television journalists after hearing witness testimony on Thursday.

The pair are charged with aiding a terrorist organisation, a reference to the Muslim Brotherhood.

Mohamed Fahmy, a naturalised Canadian who has given up his Egyptian citizenship, and Egyptian Baher Mohamed were released on bail last month after spending more than a year in detention.

A third Al Jazeera journalist, Australian Peter Greste, was deported earlier in February.

The three were originally sentenced to between seven and 10 years in prison on charges including spreading lies to help a terrorist organisation.

Egypt’s high court ordered a retrial in January.

* Reuters

Published: March 19, 2015 04:00 AM

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