An Egyptian court has recently postponed the verdict to the retrial of the Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy and of his two Al Jazeera colleagues, Peter Greste and Baher Mohamed, to August 29. In December 2013,Fahmy, Greste, and Mohamed were arrested and charged with allegedly being involved with the Muslim Brotherhood, a terrorist organization under the Egyptian military dictator Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. In June 2014, all three were convicted and sentenced to prison in Egypt, a common practice against journalists and political opponents of the Sisi regime. They have since been retried.
CKUT’s Emma Noradounkian brings you a report with a member of the Egyptian Canadian Coalition for Democracy (ECCD), Mohamed Kamel, who shared his thoughts on the future of these journalists and of that of Egypt as a whole under Sisi. The interview was conducted in French.