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    Al Jazeera television journalists Mohamed Fahmy (R) and Baher Mohamed talk to the media outside Tora prison, in Cairo, Egypt, July 30, 2015

    Egyptian Court Delays Al Jazeera Journalists Retrial for Tenth Time

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    According to media reports, a Cairo court postponed a verdict in the retrial of three Al Jazeera television journalists to August 29.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) A Cairo court postponed a verdict in the retrial of three Al Jazeera television journalists to August 29, the tenth delay of the sentencing on the case, the media network said Sunday.

    Earlier this week, the court had delayed the sentencing, announcing no date of delivering a verdict.

    In 2013, three Al Jazeera journalists, Australian Peter Greste, Canadian Mohamed Fahmy and Egyptian Baher Mohamed, were arrested in Egypt while documenting unrest which followed the overthrow of then-President Mohamed Morsi by the Egyptian military.

    The following year, the reporters were found guilty of aiding a terrorist organization allegedly connected to Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood, a movement which the new authorities had branded a terrorist organization.

    Six other Al Jazeera staff were tried in absentia as part of the same case.

    Greste and Fahmy have received seven years in prison, while Mohamed was given 10 years.

    In January, an appeals court ordered a retrial, as the initial verdict proved little evidence against the convicted. Later, Fahmy and Mohamed were freed on bail, and Greste was deported to his homeland.

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