Appeal filed over jailed Al Jazeera staff

Lawyers for three Al Jazeera English staff jailed in Egypt have filed appeals against their convictions. The case will now be heard before the Court of Cassation, which will examine the grounds for a full hearing, for which a date has not been set. Thursday’s announcement by the lawyers for[…]

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SAHRC approached over Motsoeneng statements

The SA Freelancers’ Association (Safrea) will approach the SA Human Rights Commission regarding a proposal to “license” journalists, the organisation said on Wednesday. Safrea chairman Clive Lotter said the statements made by SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng in this regard were “an assault on South African democracy”. The Safrea[…]

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Sanef pleads for Al Jazeera journalists’ release

The SA National Editors’ Forum on Wednesday pleaded with the Egyptian government to review the prison sentences of three Al Jazeera journalists. “After looking at reports of the trial and pursuing the documentation sent by your office, it is our view that the conduct of the journalists… was the normal[…]

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Sisi: Egypt should have deported journalists

Egypt’s president has said he wished journalists jailed in his country had been deported rather than tried, less than two weeks after three Al Jazeera staff were sentenced to seven years in prison for “aiding a terrorist group”. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi was reported by the Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper as telling[…]

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