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Egyptian court postpones verdict in case of 3 Al-Jazeera English journalists to Aug. 29

  • Canadian Al-Jazeera English journalist Mohammed Fahmy, center, and his fiance Marwa Omara, left, arrive to Tora prison, in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. An Egyptian court on Sunday again postponed announcing a verdict in the retrial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists, extending the long-running trial criticized worldwide by press freedom advocates and human rights activists. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

    Canadian Al-Jazeera English journalist Mohammed Fahmy, center, and his fiance Marwa Omara, left, arrive to Tora prison, in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. An Egyptian court on Sunday again postponed announcing a verdict in the retrial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists, extending the long-running trial criticized worldwide by press freedom advocates and human rights activists. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)  (The Associated Press)

  • Egyptian Al-Jazeera English journalist Baher Mohammed leaves the defendants cage during his retrial in a courtroom, of Tora prison, in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. An Egyptian court on Sunday again postponed announcing a verdict in the retrial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists, extending the long-running trial criticized worldwide by press freedom advocates and human rights activists. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

    Egyptian Al-Jazeera English journalist Baher Mohammed leaves the defendants cage during his retrial in a courtroom, of Tora prison, in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. An Egyptian court on Sunday again postponed announcing a verdict in the retrial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists, extending the long-running trial criticized worldwide by press freedom advocates and human rights activists. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)  (The Associated Press)

  • Egyptian Judge Essam Abo Elella reads the verdict of the three Al-Jazeera English reporters case in a courtroom, of Tora prison, in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. An Egyptian court on Sunday again postponed announcing a verdict in the retrial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists, extending the long-running trial criticized worldwide by press freedom advocates and human rights activists. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

    Egyptian Judge Essam Abo Elella reads the verdict of the three Al-Jazeera English reporters case in a courtroom, of Tora prison, in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. An Egyptian court on Sunday again postponed announcing a verdict in the retrial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists, extending the long-running trial criticized worldwide by press freedom advocates and human rights activists. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)  (The Associated Press)

An Egyptian court has postponed announcing the verdict in the case of three Al-Jazeera English journalists to Aug. 29.

This is the latest postponement to affect the long-running trial, criticized worldwide by press freedom advocates and human rights activists.

The three Al-Jazeera journalists — Canadian national Mohammed Fahmy, Australian journalist Peter Greste and Egyptian producer Baher Mohammed — were detained in December 2013 while working for the Doha-based network.

The three first were sentenced to prison before Egypt's highest court ordered a retrial on charges of them allegedly being part of the Muslim Brotherhood, which authorities have declared a terrorist organization, and airing falsified footage intended to damage national security.

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