Share on StockTwits

Three Al Jazeera journalists were jailed for seven years each by an Egyptian judge on Monday, in what Washington called “chilling, draconian sentences” that must be reversed. Cairo defended the journalists’ convictions – for aiding a “terrorist organisation” – and rejected the widespread condemnation as “interference in its internal affairs”. The ruling came a day after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met newly elected Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo and raised the issue of the journalists. On Monday, Kerry said he called Egypt’s foreign minister to register his “serious displeasure” at the “chilling, draconian sentences”



“Egypt Jails Al Jazeera Journalists, U.S. Calls Sentences ‘chilling’” is categorized as “world”. This video was licensed from Grab Networks. For additional video content, click the “video” tab at the top of this page.

Get Analysts' Upgrades and Downgrades via Email - Stay on top of analysts' coverage with Analyst Ratings Network's FREE daily email newsletter that provides a concise list of analysts' upgrades and downgrades. Click here to register now.