Egypt summons UK ambassador over criticism of AlJazeera trial

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Posted: Aug 30, 2015 5:32 AM

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's foreign ministry summoned the British ambassador over comments he made on an Egyptian court's decision to hand down prison sentences for three Al Jazeera journalists, state television reported on Sunday.

After the court on Saturday sentenced the journalists to three years imprisonment for operating without a license, British Ambassador John Casson suggested that Egypt's stability should be built on freedom of the press and freedom of expression.

(Reporting by Omar Fahmy; Writing by Michael Georgy; Editing by Mark Heinrich)