Caged Journalists Appear in Cairo Court for Trial

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Australian journalist Peter Greste (C) of Al-Jazeera and his colleagues stand inside the defendants cage during their trial for allegedly supporting the Muslim Brotherhood at Cairo’s Tora prison on March 5, 2014.

The high-profile case that sparked a global outcry over muzzling of the press is seen as a test of the military-installed government’s tolerance of independent media, with activists fearing a return to autocracy three years after the Arab Spring uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak.  The trial of journalists from Al Jazeera resumed on Wednesday. They are accused of supporting the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood. Prosecutors claim the journalists broadcast false reports to help a terrorist organization. But the case has raised questions about the Egyptian government’s tolerance of dissent. CCTV’s Yasser Hakim has that story.

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