CAIRO – Video evidence submitted Thursday by Egyptian prosecutors at the trial for
Australian correspondent Peter Greste, Egyptian Canadian bureau chief Mohamed Fahmy and Egyptian producer Baher Mohamed are accused of “fabricating news” regarding the
The videos proffered as evidence against them included a documentary about Somalia made by Greste for the
Greste and other defendants, in the caged defendants' dock, were bemused.
"It is obvious the prosecutors have not even looked at our videos. They haven't had a shred of evidence for four months," Greste called to onlookers from inside the cage. Fahmy said the proceedings were a "joke."
The judge again denied bail for the three, who have been jailed since Dec. 29, and the case was adjourned until April 22.
Greste, Fahmy and Mohamed, who work for Al Jazeera's English-language service, are among 20 people charged in the case. Egyptian authorities have described all the defendants as working for Al Jazeera, but some, including a Dutch woman who left Egypt before the trial began, have no connection to the Qatar-based broadcaster.
The case has triggered condemnation from human rights groups and media advocacy organizations.
The Gulf emirate angered Egypt’s interim government by calling for the reinstatement of Islamist President