Egyptian judge grants Al Jazeera journalists a retrial

By Heba Habib, Erin Cunningham, January 1, 2015

CAIRO — An appeals court in Cairo on Thursday ordered a retrial for three Al Jazeera English journalists imprisoned on charges of aiding a terrorist group — accusations they strenuously deny.Egypt’s Court of Cassation issued its ruling Thursday morning in a minutes-long session that was closed to the press. The three defendants — Australian Peter Greste, Egyptian Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy, an Egyptian Canadian — did not attend the hearing.Read full article >>