Egyptian court adjourns trial of Al Jazeera journalists

Pair charged with aiding terrorist organisation, namely Muslim Brotherhood

 Canadian-Egyptian journalist Mohammed Fahmy (R) and his colleague Baher Mohamed  (L) speak to reporters outside a courthouse after their trial session in Cairo, Egypt. Photograph: Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

Canadian-Egyptian journalist Mohammed Fahmy (R) and his colleague Baher Mohamed (L) speak to reporters outside a courthouse after their trial session in Cairo, Egypt. Photograph: Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

 

An Egyptian court has adjourned the trial of two Al Jazeera television journalists.

The pair are charged with aiding a terrorist organisation, a reference to the Muslim Brotherhood.

They are due back in court on March 19th.

A court last month released Mohamed Fahmy, a naturalised Canadian who gave up his Egyptian citizenship, and Egyptian Baher Mohamed, on bail after over a year in detention.

A third Al Jazeera journalist, Australian Peter Greste, was deported earlier in February.