Egypt court orders retrial in Al-Jazeera case

The latest on Canadian-Egyptian journalist Mohamed Fahmy and his two imprisoned Al Jazeera colleagues

Global News

WATCH: Canadian-Egyptian journalist Mohamed Fahmy and his two imprisoned Al Jazeera colleagues will have their case heard again, after an Egyptian court ordered a retrial. But, Fahmy’s family is disappointed the judge refused bail. Stuart Greer has the story.

CAIRO – An Egyptian appeals court ordered a retrial Thursday in the case of three Al-Jazeera English journalists held for over a year, overturning the ruling in a case that ensnared the reporters in a wider conflict between Egypt and Qatar.

The decision by Egypt’s Court of Cassation came after a hearing that lasted less than half an hour. However, Canadian-Egyptian Mohammed Fahmy, Australian journalist Peter Greste and Egyptian Baher Mohammed, who have been held since their arrest in December 2013, were not released on bail.

The three journalists did not attend the brief hearing that began around 9 a.m. local time (0700 GMT, 2 a.m. EST) in Cairo. Reporters gathered to…

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