Egyptian court adjourns Al Jazeera hearing again

DetailsRebecca Hawkes | 12 June 2015

A Cairo court has once again adjourned the retrial of two Al Jazeera journalists for more closing statements by the defence team.

AljazeeraIn what will be the seventh hearing in the case of Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy, set for 11 June, has been rescheduled to 25 June. The journalists are charged with aiding a terrorist organisation a reference to the Muslim Brotherhood, which is now outlawed in Egypt.

Fahmy, a naturalised Canadian who gave up his Egyptian citizenship during the case, and Egyptian Baher Mohamed were released on bail in February after spending more than a year in custody. Their colleague, Australian Peter Greste, was deported in February.

The three journalists were originally sentenced to between seven and 10 years in prison.

The Cairo Court of Cassation overturned the convictions of Greste, Fahmy and Mohamed on 1 January 2015 on procedural grounds but they were initially kept in detention pending a retrial.