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Journalists Kicked Out Of Al Jazeera Trial In Egypt

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Defendants in the Marriott terror cell case in Cairo stand in cages in an Egyptian courtroom Monday, March 31, 2014, as they await their turn to speak about their request for bail. From left, Suhaib Saeed, a university student who donned a white t-shirt to cover one that compared his prison conditions to Guantanamo, Al Jazeera English correspondent Peter Greste, an Australian, Al Jazeera English bureau chief Mohamed Fahmy, who holds dural Canadian-Egyptian citizenship, and cameraman Baher Mohame | MCT via Getty Images

The trial of three Al Jazeera journalists in Egypt resumed on Tuesday, as their supporters grew more frustrated over the journalists' continued detention.

Peter Greste, Mohammed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed appeared in court for the sixth time since they were arrested in December. They are facing charges of conspiring with the Muslim Brotherhood, which they and Al Jazeera have denied. They were denied bail again on Tuesday.

At one point, journalists reporting on the trial were kicked out of the courtroom.

Earlier, the court watched Al Jazeera clips that prosecutors claimed supported the charges against the journalists. Observers tweeted their frustration over the latest evidence from inside the courtroom.

During their last court appearance on April 10, prosecutors had presented other Al Jazeera news clips about an animal hospital and Christian life in Egypt. The judge and the defendants' lawyers found the segments to be of no relevance to the case. The judge had adjourned the hearing to April 22.

Since December, Al Jazeera, the UN, the United States, human rights organizations and other journalists have called for the release of the journalists, who have now been in prison for almost five months.

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