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Retrial Ordered For Al Jazeera Journalists Jailed In Egypt

Journalists and supporters demonstrate outside the Egyptian embassy as they call for the release of fellow reporters on December 29, 2014 in London, England. Three Al Jazeera journalists have been jailed in Egypt for a year, although a judge recently granted them a retrial. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
Journalists and supporters demonstrate outside the Egyptian embassy as they call for the release of fellow reporters on December 29, 2014 in London, England. Three Al Jazeera journalists have been jailed in Egypt for a year, although a judge recently granted them a retrial. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

The latest news is mixed for three jailed Al Jazeera journalists being held in Cairo.

An appeals court yesterday ordered a retrial in the case of Mohammed Fahmy, Peter Greste, and Baher Mohammed, who were jailed more than a year ago on terror-related charges.

The court declined to release them on bail or to suspend their sentences, which range from seven to 10 years in prison.

Osama Saeed, the head of press relations for Al Jazeera Media joins Here & Now’s Lisa Mullins to discuss what’s next for the journalists.

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