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Egyptian officials: Court postpones verdict in retrial of Al-Jazeera English reporters

  • Egyptian Al-Jazeera English journalist Baher Mohammed speaks to media outside Tora prison, in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, July 30, 2015. Egyptian judicial officials say a Cairo court has postponed the verdict in the retrial of three Al-Jazeera English reporters until Aug. 2. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

    Egyptian Al-Jazeera English journalist Baher Mohammed speaks to media outside Tora prison, in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, July 30, 2015. Egyptian judicial officials say a Cairo court has postponed the verdict in the retrial of three Al-Jazeera English reporters until Aug. 2. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)  (The Associated Press)

  • Egyptian Al-Jazeera English journalist Baher Mohammed, left, whispers in the ear of Al-Jazeera English journalist Mohammed Fahmy, outside Tora prison, in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, July 30, 2015. Egyptian judicial officials say a Cairo court has postponed the verdict in the retrial of three Al-Jazeera English reporters until Aug. 2. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

    Egyptian Al-Jazeera English journalist Baher Mohammed, left, whispers in the ear of Al-Jazeera English journalist Mohammed Fahmy, outside Tora prison, in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, July 30, 2015. Egyptian judicial officials say a Cairo court has postponed the verdict in the retrial of three Al-Jazeera English reporters until Aug. 2. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)  (The Associated Press)

  • Canadian Al-Jazeera English journalist Mohammed Fahmy, speaks to the media in front of Tora prison, in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, July 30, 2015. Egyptian judicial officials say a Cairo court has postponed the verdict in the retrial of three Al-Jazeera English reporters until Aug. 2.  (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

    Canadian Al-Jazeera English journalist Mohammed Fahmy, speaks to the media in front of Tora prison, in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, July 30, 2015. Egyptian judicial officials say a Cairo court has postponed the verdict in the retrial of three Al-Jazeera English reporters until Aug. 2. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)  (The Associated Press)

Egyptian judicial officials say a Cairo court has postponed the verdict in the retrial of three Al-Jazeera English reporters until Aug. 2.

The officials say the judge in the case, Hassan Farid, is ill. The verdict was initially expected on Thursday. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they weren't authorized to talk to reporters.

The three — Canadian national Mohammed Fahmy, Australian journalist Peter Greste and Egyptian producer Baher Mohammed — were detained in December 2013.

They were later sentenced to up to 10 years in prison each, before Egypt's highest court ordered the retrial on charges of being part of a terrorist group and airing falsified footage intended to damage national security.

Greste was released and deported in February. Fahmy and Mohammed were later released on bail.