Human rights

Amal Clooney fights for Al Jazeera Journalists in Egypt

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International human rights attorney Amal Clooney will seek a pardon for three Al Jazeera journalists if they are convicted again after a retrial. The three journalists, Baher Mohamed, Mohamed Fahmy and Peter Greste, were convicted by the Egyptian Government in 2014 of supporting the Muslim Brotherhood. If they are found guilty a second time, Clooney plans on meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. In a statement, Clooney said, “The unfairness of the original trial is well-documented.” Clooney also said the postponement of a verdict, “has not escaped observers that this comfortably postdates the visit of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry as well as the planned celebrations of the new Suez Canal waterway … with various world leaders in attendance. The verdict may be coming later; but the world will still be watching.”

Read the full story at the International Business Times.

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