POLITICS
06/23/2014 06:43 am ET Updated Jun 23, 2014

The World Condemns Egypt's Conviction Of Al Jazeera Journalists

Egypt's sentencing of three Al Jazeera journalists to prison on terrorism-related charges was met with international condemnation on Monday.

Baher Mohammed, Mohammed Fahmy and Peter Greste were given terms of between seven and ten years in prison. As the Associated Press put it, the lawyers prosecuting them "provided little evidence" to back up their claims that they were aiding terrorism in their reporting.

The outrage at the verdict came from all corners of the globe. It came from journalists:

It came from human rights and press freedom groups:

And it came from politicians, though it remains to be seen what, if any, long-term repercussions the conviction will have on Egypt's relationship with the wider world:

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