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CAIRO – 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.