Egyptian Court Adjourns Trial Of Al Jazeera Journalists To April 22

The pair are charged with aiding a terrorist organisation, a reference to the Muslim Brotherhood.



Mohamed Fahmy (right)

An Egyptian court said on Wednesday it adjourned until April 22 the trial of two Al Jazeera television journalists.

The pair are charged with aiding a terrorist organisation, a reference to the Muslim Brotherhood.

Mohamed Fahmy, a naturalised Canadian who has given up his Egyptian citizenship, and Egyptian Baher Mohamed were released on bail last month after spending more than a year in custody.

A third Al Jazeera journalist, Australian Peter Greste, was deported in February.

They were originally sentenced to between seven and 10 years in prison on charges including spreading lies to help a terrorist organisation, which they have denied. Egypt’s high court ordered a retrial in January.