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Egypt`s Sisi `will not interfere in judiciary` after Jazeera trial

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 15:37

Cairo: President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi said on Tuesday Egypt`s authorities "will not interfere in judicial matters" a day after three Al-Jazeera journalists were jailed for between seven and 10 years.

The United States is leading calls for Sisi to pardon the journalists working for the Qatar-based network who were convicted on Monday of aiding the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood Islamist movement and "spreading false news".

A presidency official told AFP Sisi cannot legally pardon the journalists until a final court ruling after an appeal.

First Published: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 15:37
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