#AceNewServices – CAIRO – April 10 – (AP) – An Egyptian judge has dismissed videos presented by the prosecution as evidence in the trial of three Al-Jazeera journalists on terrorism charges.
The Thursday hearing saw footage, allegedly filmed by the detained journalists, which included a documentary on Somalia, a Kenyan press conference and another wildlife video.
The judge dismissed the footage on the grounds it is not related to the charges, which include providing a platform to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group.
The journalists, award-winning Australian correspondent Peter Greste, Canadian-Egyptian acting bureau chief Mohammed Fahmy and Egyptian Baher Mohammed, worked for the Qatar-based broadcaster’s English language channel.
Fahmy said he does not understand the reason for the trial, shouting from behind the bars of the defendants’ cage: “this is a joke!”
The trial was adjourned to April 22.
(ALJ) – The three men are charged with spreading false news and aiding the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, who was overthrown by the army in July.
Al Jazeera strongly rejects the charges and demands for the immediate release of its staff.
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