Published On: Thu, Jan 1st,

Egypt Court Orders A New Trial For Journalists Of Al Jazeera

Imprisoned for a year in Egypt three journalists from Al Jazeera will be entitled to a new trial , but will remain in prison until he held.

Thursday 1 st of January, the Egyptian Supreme Court has accepted the appeal their sentences to seven to ten years in prison for having broadcast false news in support of the Muslim Brotherhood Mohamed Morsi, the Islamist president deposed by Army in July 2013.

The verdict sparked an outcry International and a wave of support for these journalists, an Australian, Peter Greste, an Egyptian-Canadian, Mohamed Fadel Fahmy, and an Egyptian, Mohamed Baher.

The Supreme Court has, however, not ordered the release of three reporters on bail. According to several reporters present at Cairo , this decision is a huge disappointment for the journalists, who were hoping to get their provisional liberty .

For parents of Peter Greste, who expressed their confidence in the integrity of the appeal system in Egypt and hoped the release, the decision of the Court is difficult to accept , reports the correspondent of France 24 in Egypt.

According to Mohamed Fadel Fahmy brother, reporting about a lawyer, a new trial should be held within one month. But by then, the president Sissi, who promulgated in November a decree authorizing the extradition of foreigners sentenced to prison or awaiting trial, has the ability to pardon the three men.

Behind the scenes, it is the diplomatic relations between Egypt and Qatar , which is from the television channel, which is playing. The case began in crisis between the two countries, while Cairo blamed Doha support the Muslim Brotherhood, particularly through Al-Jazeera, the Arabic-speaking antennas denounced the ouster of Morsi and the bloody repression befell his supporters.

Early this year, journalists hoping to benefit from a better exchange between Cairo and Doha have increased the reconciliation signs. On 20 December, after the unprecedented visit to Cairo of an envoy of the Emir of Qatar, Egypt was glad of a new era and Doha expressed his support total the government of Mr Sissi. Two days later, Al-Jazeera announced the closure of its surprise Egyptian antenna.