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Journalists in Kenya protest jailings of reporters in Egypt

  • A photojournalist wears a tee-shirt showing the face of detained Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste at a demonstration by Kenyan and Nairobi-based foreign media calling for the release of Greste and his colleagues, outside the Egyptian embassy in Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. Nairobi-based correspondent Greste was taken into custody in Egypt on Dec. 29 and is among 20 journalists working for Al-Jazeera, including four foreigners, who will face trial there on charges of joining or aiding a terrorist group and endangering national security - an escalation that raised fears of a crackdown on freedom of the press. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

    A photojournalist wears a tee-shirt showing the face of detained Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste at a demonstration by Kenyan and Nairobi-based foreign media calling for the release of Greste and his colleagues, outside the Egyptian embassy in Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. Nairobi-based correspondent Greste was taken into custody in Egypt on Dec. 29 and is among 20 journalists working for Al-Jazeera, including four foreigners, who will face trial there on charges of joining or aiding a terrorist group and endangering national security - an escalation that raised fears of a crackdown on freedom of the press. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)  (The Associated Press)

  • Members of the media sit with their mouths bound by tape and cloth in the colours of the Egyptian flag, signifying the silencing of the media, at a demonstration by Kenyan and Nairobi-based foreign media calling for the release of detained Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste and his colleagues, outside the Egyptian embassy in Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. Nairobi-based correspondent Greste was taken into custody in Egypt on Dec. 29 and is among 20 journalists working for Al-Jazeera, including four foreigners, who will face trial there on charges of joining or aiding a terrorist group and endangering national security - an escalation that raised fears of a crackdown on freedom of the press. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

    Members of the media sit with their mouths bound by tape and cloth in the colours of the Egyptian flag, signifying the silencing of the media, at a demonstration by Kenyan and Nairobi-based foreign media calling for the release of detained Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste and his colleagues, outside the Egyptian embassy in Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. Nairobi-based correspondent Greste was taken into custody in Egypt on Dec. 29 and is among 20 journalists working for Al-Jazeera, including four foreigners, who will face trial there on charges of joining or aiding a terrorist group and endangering national security - an escalation that raised fears of a crackdown on freedom of the press. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)  (The Associated Press)

  • Members of the media march with black tape across their mouths, signifying the silencing of the media, and wearing tee-shirts showing detained Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste, at a demonstration by Kenyan and Nairobi-based foreign media calling for the release of Greste and his colleagues, outside the Egyptian embassy in Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. Nairobi-based correspondent Greste was taken into custody in Egypt on Dec. 29 and is among 20 journalists working for Al-Jazeera, including four foreigners, who will face trial there on charges of joining or aiding a terrorist group and endangering national security - an escalation that raised fears of a crackdown on freedom of the press. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

    Members of the media march with black tape across their mouths, signifying the silencing of the media, and wearing tee-shirts showing detained Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste, at a demonstration by Kenyan and Nairobi-based foreign media calling for the release of Greste and his colleagues, outside the Egyptian embassy in Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. Nairobi-based correspondent Greste was taken into custody in Egypt on Dec. 29 and is among 20 journalists working for Al-Jazeera, including four foreigners, who will face trial there on charges of joining or aiding a terrorist group and endangering national security - an escalation that raised fears of a crackdown on freedom of the press. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)  (The Associated Press)

Journalists in Kenya have staged a protest at the Egyptian Embassy against the imprisonment of reporters in Cairo.

Nearly 100 journalists and supporters took part in a march and demonstration Tuesday. Robin Kriel, co-chair of the local foreign correspondents association, delivered a letter and met with the deputy ambassador.

The protesters called for all journalists jailed in Egypt to be freed but focused their attention on Peter Greste, a Nairobi-based correspondent for Al Jazeera who has been in custody since Dec. 29. Twenty journalists working for Al Jazeera face charges of joining or aiding a terrorist group and endangering national security.

Three men working for Al-Jazeera — Mohammed Fahmy, a Canadian-Egyptian, Baher Mohamed, an Egyptian, and Greste — were arrested on Dec. 29 in a Cairo hotel.