CAIRO—Three Al-Jazeera journalists on trial in Egypt directly asked the judge on Monday to release them, insisting the terrorism charges against them were preposterous.
Canadian journalist asks Egyptian judge to free him: ‘I ask for acquittal’
Tuesday ,01 April 2014
The request by Australian Peter Greste, Canadian-Egyptian Mohammed Fahmy and Baher Mohammed came during a hearing in the trial. The trial, which opened on Feb.20, marks the first time journalists have been charged with terrorism-related offences in Egypt, drawing international criticism.