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  • Tuesday ,01 April 2014
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Canadian journalist asks Egyptian judge to free him: ‘I ask for acquittal’

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Tuesday ,01 April 2014

Canadian journalist asks Egyptian judge to free him: ‘I ask for acquittal’

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.

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.