Al Jazeera journalists to appeal Egyptian ruling in January
| 22 October 2014
An Egyptian court has set 1 January 2015 as the date for an appeals hearing for the three imprisoned Al Jazeera English journalists, according to the Qatari broadcaster.
The journalists were convicted in June 2014 on charges of aiding a terrorist organisation, in a verdict that received international condemnation.
Australian Peter Greste, Canadian-Egyptian Mohamed Fahmy and Egyptian Baher Mohamed, were found guilty of spreading false news and supporting the banned Muslim Brotherhood, which is deemed a "terrorist" organisation by the Egyptian regime.
The appeal "will look at the process behind the original trial, a process that Al Jazeera says was flawed, and is the basis of the appeal", said a statement from the satellite broadcaster.
On Friday 24 October, Al Jazeera will mark 300 days since the arrest of its journalists with 300 seconds of silence on-air, accompanied by images of the detainees and information on the campaign to release them.