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Egypt's president wishes Al Jazeera journalists had not been tried
Egypt's president wishes Al Jazeera journalists had not been tried

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi said Sunday that he “wished” three jailed Al Jazeera reporters had not been put on trial, acknowledging for the first time that the case had been damaging to the country’s image. Egyptian-Canadian producer Mohamed Fadel Fahmy, Australia’s Peter Greste and Egyptian producer Baher Mohamed were sentenced to between seven and 10 years in jail after they were convicted of "aiding a terrorist group" and "falsifying news" by a Cairo court last month. "The sentencing of several journalists had very negative effects, and we had nothing to do with it," Sisi was quoted as saying by the independent newspaper...

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