Egypt

Sarah Lazare, staff writer
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry reviews his notes before a meeting with Egyptian Minister of Defense General Abdul Fatah Khalil al-Sisi in Cairo, Egypt, on November 3, 2013. (Wikimedia / Creative Commons)
Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi announced Tuesday he will not grant clemency to Al Jazeera journalists and other reporters and activists sentenced to prison, despite international calls for their release, including from Egypt's U.S. backers. In a televised speech delivered Tuesday morning, al-Sisi stated, "There were a lot of discussions...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
Journalists from Al Jazeera listening to the verdict on Monday, from left, Peter Greste, Mohamed Fadel Fahmy and Baher Mohamed. (Photo: Khaled Desouki/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images)
An Egyptian judge on Monday sentenced three Al Jazeera journalists to prison...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Mohamed Elshamy speaking to reporters after his release on Tuesday. (Photo: Al Hussainy Mohamed/cc/flickr)
Egypt released an Al Jazeera Arabic journalist on Tuesday after he had spent...

Further

Egypt's grotesque sentencing of three Al Jazeera journalists to years in prison for doing their job is sparking well-earned outrage, with their boss declaring the decision "defies logic, sense and any semblance of justice.” Hopefully, outrage will likewise greet the news that, the day before, John Kerry was in Egypt assuring al-Sisi the U.S. will be sending Apache helicopters "very, very soon" to add to the $600 million of weaponry we've already sent, now that our two freedom-loving countries...

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