January 31, 2014
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Egypt’s foreign ministry on Thursday dismissed US criticism of the charges placed against Al-Jazeera journalists for belonging to a terrorist group, arguing that Egypt’s judiciary is fair and independent.
On Wednesday the United States called the decision of Egypt’s top prosecutor to try the journalists “an “egregious disregard” for basic rights and freedoms.
But Egypt’s foreign ministry spokesman Badr Abdelatty hit back on Thursday, saying that it is “unacceptable” that any external party or country interfere in the work of Egypt’s judicial system.