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  6/26/2014, Sivan 28, 5774

Egypt Defends Incarceration of al Jazeera Journalists

Egypt defended the ruling made by its judicial system at the United Nations on Wednesday, following a fury of international proportions over the jailing of a number of al Jazeera journalists. An Egyptian representative told diplomats and reporters from over 17 countries that it respects the role and freedom of the press and does not consider journalism to be a crime.

Four journalists were sentenced to seven years in prison on Monday for allegedly working with the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood movement.