Egypt’s President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi is now full of regrets over decision of government to put the three al-jazeera journalists on trial. He told a local newspaper that he wished the three al-Jazeera journalists imprisoned last month had never been put on trial.
Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed were sentenced to between seven and 10 years in jail after being found guilty of aiding the Muslim Brotherhood following the military’s overthrow of President Mohammed Morsi by providing it with a media platform and equipment. The Egyptians were also accused of belonging to the outlawed Islamist movement.
Mr Sisi was quoted by the al-Masry al-Youm newspaper on Sunday as saying the trial had “very negative effects” by way of international outcry calling on the regime to free the journalists.
Abdullah Elshamy one of the journalist had embarked on hunger strike forcing the prosecutor to order his release on medical ground.