March 25, 2015 / 9:04 AM / in 3 years

Egyptian court adjourns trial of Al Jazeera journalists to April 22

CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court said on Wednesday it adjourned until April 22 the trial of two Al Jazeera television journalists.

Al Jazeera television journalists Mohamed Fahmy (R) and Baher Mohamed speak to the media outside of a court in Cairo, March 19, 2015. REUTERS/Shadi Bushra

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

Mohamed Fahmy, a naturalized Canadian who has given up his Egyptian citizenship, and Egyptian Baher Mohamed were released on bail last month after spending more than a year in custody.

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

They were originally sentenced to between seven and 10 years in prison on charges including spreading lies to help a terrorist organization, which they have denied. Egypt’s high court ordered a retrial in January.

Reporting by Shadi Bushra; Writing by Yara Bayoumy; editing by John Stonestreet

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