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Al Jazeera chief calls for immediate release of imprisoned journalists

Al Jazeera's managing director said on Thursday (January 1) that the Egyptian courts had taken a step in the right direction by ordering a retrial of the three jailed journalists from the network.
Mustafa Souag called for their immediate release.A retrial was ordered by Egypt's highest court on Thursday, citing procedural flaws in the original trial.
Australian Peter Greste, Canadian-Egyptian Mohamed Fahmy and Egyptian national Baher Mohamed were sentenced to seven to 10 years in June on charges including spreading lies to help a "terrorist organisation" - a reference to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood.
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