Egypt puts three Al Jazeera journalists on trial

February 20, 2014 15:19

CAIRO - Egypt put three Al Jazeera journalists on trial on Thursday on charges of aiding Egyptians belonging to a "terrorist organization", in a case criticized by human rights groups who allege authorities are stamping out freedom of expression.

The journalists, wearing white prison outfits appearing in metal cages, a Reuters witness said. Six others identified as Al Jazeera journalists are being tried in absentia.

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