31 Aug 2015

Peter Greste on shock Egyptian court sentences

From Nine To Noon, 9:09 am on 31 August 2015

An Egyptian court sentenced three Al Jazeera TV journalists , including the Australian, Peter Greste, to three years in prison on Saturday for operating without a press license and broadcasting material harmful to Egypt, in a case that has stirred an international outcry. The verdict, in a retrial, was issued against Mohamed Fahmy, a naturalised Canadian who has given up his Egyptian citizenship, Baher Mohamed, an Egyptian, and Peter Greste, who was deported in February. New Zealand's Minister of Internal Affairs, Peter Dunne, says Baher Mohamed would not qualify for citizenship in New Zealand, despite calls for him to be granted it.