Egypt postpones verdict in retrial of Al Jazeera journalists to Aug 29

Reuters News
Posted: Aug 02, 2015 5:07 AM

CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court on Sunday postponed for the second time the verdict in the retrial of Al Jazeera television journalists who have been charged with aiding a terrorist organization, a reference to the banned Muslim Brotherhood, to Aug. 29.

Mohamed Fahmy, a naturalized Canadian who has given up his Egyptian citizenship, and Egyptian Baher Mohamed were released on bail in February after spending more than a year in custody.

A third Al Jazeera journalist, Australian Peter Greste, was deported in February.

(Reporting by Shadi Bushra; Writing by Ahmed Aboulenein; Editing by Yara Bayoumy)