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Al Jazeera Journalists Jailed in Egypt

12:01 PM, Jun 23, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
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Maggie Flick of Reuters is reporting that:

Three Al Jazeera journalists were jailed for seven years in Egypt on Monday after a court convicted them of helping a "terrorist organisation" by spreading lies, in a case that has raised questions about the country's respect for media freedom.

Yes, that would raise questions. But:

Egyptian officials have said the case is not linked to freedom of expression and that the journalists raised suspicions by operating without proper accreditation.

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