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June 24th, 2014

Urgent action for three prisioners of conscience


Peter Greste and his Al Jazeera colleagues Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed have been sentenced to seven years in prison. The Egyptian court found them guilty for ‘airing misleading news’ about Egypt’s political situation.

The men are facing harsh conditions, spending the vast majority of their time in small cells. From previous cases it is known that Tora prison (where they are being held) lacks even basic supplies, such as clothes.

Amnesty international considers them as prisoners of conscience and started an urgent petition to demand Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed to be freed.