Retrial of Al-Jazeera journalists adjourned to Aug. 8

CAIRO: A Cairo court on Thursday has set August 8 to deliver its verdict in the retrial of three Al-Jazeera journalists; Mohamed Fahmy, Baher Mohamed and Peter Greste over terror- related charges.

The court was scheduled to hand down a verdict on Thursday (today.)

The three journos are accused of broadcasting false news, joining the banned- Muslim Brotherhood group and operating from Egypt without license.

In June 2014, the three were sentenced to seven-ten years in prison; an appeal court abolished the sentence in January “due to lack of evidence” and ordered a retrial.

During the retrial, the journalists’ lawyers cited “shallow” evidences presented in the prosecution’s accusations.

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