#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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#AceWorldNews – NAIROBI – April 01 – Kenyan police have arrested more than 650 suspects a day after six people were killed in bomb attacks in the capital Nairobi, the interior minister said on Tuesday.
“So far 657 suspects have been apprehended,” Reuters quoted Joseph Ole Lenku as saying.
The three blasts on Monday evening targeted two small restaurants and a local clinic in the densely populated area of Eastleigh, often known as Little Mogadishu because of its predominantly Somali population.
#AceWorldNews – KENYA – 24 March – Four people were killed and others wounded in an attack on a church in the Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa, Reuters reported.
The attack occurred when two gunmen began shooting at worshippers.
“Both carried big guns and began shooting all over the place. I fell to the ground and could hear screams,” said witness Lilian Omondi.
Another witness described one of the gunmen shouting in a different language before starting to shoot.
#AceWorldNews says the new constitution divided Kenya into 47 counties including Siaya, which contains more than 800,000 residents and the home town of the president’s father, Barack Obama Sr. Mr. Obama is the first child of the elder Barack Obama. He was born three years prior to his presidential sibling, who has a different mother. Mr. Obama operates a charity called the Barack H. Obama Foundation, which, according to its website, “is entirely the idea of Abon’go Malik Obama, in memory of their father, and is not dependent on the endorsement of his brother, President Barack Obama.” #voterigging