Skip to comments.Australia Pushes for Pardon of Al-Jazeera Reporter
Posted on 06/23/2014 10:23:26 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Australia on Tuesday urged Egypt's new leader Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to issue a presidential pardon for Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste to prove to the world Cairo is on a path to democracy.
Australian Greste and his Al Jazeera colleague, Egyptian-Canadian Mohamed Fadel Fahmy, were both sentenced to seven years in Jail by a Cairo court on Monday for aiding the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood and "spreading false news".
(Excerpt) Read more at straitstimes.com ...
How is pardoning this guy proving they are on a path to democracy?
Journalists should be allowed to lie, commit fraud to the public and not be punished
7 years seem reasonable for assisting the enemy. Also, the Egyptians have no interest in trying out democracy again - not after they had to deal with the lunatic that got voted-in a few years ago.