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Al Jazeera journalists deny charges as Egypt trial opens


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Al Jazeera journalists deny charges as Egypt trial opens

In Egypt, three journalists accused of having links to the banned Muslim Brotherhood have pleaded not guilty at the start of their trial in Cairo.

Australian Peter Greste and his colleagues Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed from the Al Jazeera TV network, who deny the charges, were all refused bail.

The case was adjourned until March 5.

The three are among 20 people facing charges of aiding the Brotherhood, which was recently outlawed as a terrorist organisation.

The case has raised concerns about freedom of speech in Egypt with Al Jazeera describing the allegations as ‘absurd and baseless’.

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