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The Latest: Egypt says verdict expected in Al-Jazeera case

The Latest: Egypt state news agency says verdict expected Saturday in Al-Jazeera English case

The Latest: Egypt says verdict expected in Al-Jazeera case

CAIRO (AP) -- Here are the latest developments in Egypt's retrial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists:


9:20 a.m.

Egypt's state news agency is reporting that a verdict is expected soon in the case of three Al-Jazeera English journalists.

MENA reported the verdict was to be issued Saturday in the long-running trial criticized worldwide by press freedom advocates and human rights activists.

The three Al-Jazeera journalists -- Canadian national Mohammed Fahmy, Australian journalist Peter Greste and Egyptian producer Baher Mohammed -- were detained in December 2013 while working for the Doha-based network.

The three first were sentenced to prison before Egypt's highest court ordered a retrial on charges of them allegedly being part of the Muslim Brotherhood, which authorities have declared a terrorist organization, and airing falsified footage intended to damage national security.

Egypt deported Greste in February. Fahmy and Mohammed were later released on bail.

Updated : 2021-09-20 17:30 GMT+08:00