▲ Up
 
13:14 29-08-2016
MAIN АКИpress CA-News
About us On-line subscription
KazakhstanKyrgyzstanMongoliaTajikistanTurkmenistanUzbekistanWorld
POLITICSBUSINESSINCIDENTSSOCIETYCULTURESPORTANALYSISSCIENCE
Egypt president says he won't interfere in court verdicts on al-Jazeera journalists

Bishkek (AKIpress) - Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said Tuesday he will not interfere in court rulings, a day after three Al-Jazeera journalists were sentenced to seven years in prison in a verdict that an international outcry, the Associated Press said Tuesday.

The ruling, on terrorism-related charges, stunned their families and brought a landslide of condemnation and calls for el-Sissi to intervene.

According to Egypt's constitution, the president has the right to issue a pardon or commute the sentences. U.S., Australian and other officials have urged el-Sissi to use this right to immediately release the journalists.

Rights groups have described the trial as a politically motivated sham reflecting the tense relations between Egypt and the Qatar-owned station.

Qatar has been a strong supporter of Islamists in the region and in particular Egypt's former president, Mohammed Morsi, overthrown by the military last summer.

Related news:

Egypt sentences 3 Al-Jazeera reporters to 7 years

Journalists protest against 7-year jail terms given to 3 al-Jazeera journalists in Egypt


Twitterfacebookprint
15:57 24.06.2014
LATEST NEWS
13:04 Anti-burkini law in France would worsen tension: interior minister12:59 Kyrgyzstani reaches Brazil as part of his flight around the world12:59 UNICEF launching study of child poverty in Mongolia12:57 Construction of hydropower plants in mountainous regions is safe — Central Asian experts12:55 China resumes car imports to Kyrgyzstan after 3 years of no show12:53 The Travel Channel presents Tim Noonan's Boy to Man in Kyrgyzstan12:50 Russia promises thorough investigation into Moscow fire that claimed lives of 14 Kyrgyzstanis12:45 USD rate in KGS makes it to 69 som per $1 on Aug.2912:42 Prayers to be held at all mosques of Kyrgyzstan for Moscow fire, traffic accident victims12:33 Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Kazakhstan appointed12:14 Mongolia, Russia discuss bilateral cooperation improvement12:10 Uzbek soldier guarding Ferghana thermal power plant shoots himself dead12:06 34 Libyan fighters killed battling Islamic State in Sirte11:59 Mongolia set to cooperate with EBRD for public transport development11:58 Bishkek court sentences social activist to 7 years in penal settlement for public calls to 'live up to ISIS principles'11:52 Mongolia expected to harvest 501 thousand tons of crops11:51 USD weighted average rate in tenge makes KZT 338 on Aug 29: KASE11:49 Bomb explodes at Brussels criminology institute, no casualties11:43 State Personnel Service not aware of political leaders who might've graduated from Fetullah Gülen schools in Kyrgyzstan11:43 Kazakhstan exports over 8 million tons of grain in 2015-2016 marketing year
Astana
+23° C
Ashgabat
+36° C
Bishkek
+31° C
Dushanbe
+27° C
Tashkent
+34° C
Ulaanbaatar
+15° C
exchange rates
 
77.65
68.79
10.31
1.06
382.46
338.73
50.79
5.23
6.85
6.26
1.01
0.12
3286.53
2888.39
446.81
42.81
3.92
3.50
0.52
0.05

© AKIpress News Agency - 2001-2016. All rights reserved
Republication of any material is prohibited without a written agreement with AKIpress News Agency. Any citation must be accompanied by a hyperlink to akipress.com.
Our address:
Moskovskaya str. 189, Bishkek, the Kyrgyz Republic
e-mail: english@akipress.org, akipressenglish@gmail.com;
Tel/Fax: +996(312)90-07-75