Supporters of jailed Australian journalist Peter Greste, who was sentenced to seven years in an Egyptian prison, have taken to social media to voice their opposition to the decision of an Egyptian court.
Mr Greste and two of his Al Jazeera English colleagues were sentenced on Monday, after being found guilty of spreading false news and supporting the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood organisation – a political party recently named a terrorist organisation by Egypt’s new government.
Messages of support
— Claire Read (@clear_red) June 23, 2014
— Christine Milne (@senatormilne) June 23, 2014
— Nadine Marroushi (@nadinemarroushi) June 23, 2014
— Walkley Foundation (@walkleys) June 23, 2014
Chaos in courtroom. Defendants chanting. #ajtrial
— Hayden Cooper (@haydencooper) June 23, 2014
— sarah hanson-young (@sarahinthesen8) June 23, 2014
horrific failure of justice in egypt #AJTrial
— Scott Ludlam (@SenatorLudlam) June 23, 2014
Disgusting. Stupid judiciary, joke of a regime, they think this is protecting their state when in reality it makes a joke of it. #AJTrial
— Jess Hill (@jessradio) June 23, 2014
— Nazanine Moshiri (@nazaninemoshiri) June 23, 2014
What an absolute disgrace of justice #AJTrial
— Greg Jericho (@GrogsGamut) June 23, 2014
Ten and seven years. It could have been us. #AJTrial
— Lina Attalah (@Linaattalah) June 23, 2014
Can’t believe that Egypt has just sentenced Australian journalist #PeterGreste to 7 years jail for simply doing his job. So SO wrong.
— Lisa Wilkinson (@Lisa_Wilkinson) June 23, 2014
— david koch (@kochie_online) June 23, 2014
My heart sinks for Peter Greste & his family, as well as for other journalists sentenced in Egypt. Makes you appreciate our #freepress
— Lara Giddings (@LaraGiddings) June 23, 2014