January 29, 2014
The announcement was made by Egyptian prosecutors, who said that the Britons four – along with an Australian and a Dutch national – stood accused of “airing false news”.
The charges are thought to be linked to complaints that al- Jazeera has broadcast interviews with members of the Muslim Brotherhood, whose government was toppled in last June’s military coup. The Egyptian government has since blacklisted the Brotherhood as a terrorist group.
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