Egypt sentences 3 Al-Jazeera reporters to 7-10 yearsBy AP News Jun 23, 2014 5:01PM UTC
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has convicted three journalists for Al-Jazeera English and sentenced them to seven years in prison each on terrorism-related charges.
The three of them — Australian correspondent Peter Greste, Canadian-Egyptian acting Cairo bureau chief Mohammed Fahmy, and Egyptian producer Baher Mohammed, were sentenced on Monday. Baher Mohamed was sentenced to an additional three years for possession of ammunition, thought to be one spent bullet he had kept as a souvenir.
Mohammed was sentenced to three extra years in prison on separate charges.
The three were arrested in December as part of a sweeping crackdown on Islamist supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi.