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06/30/2014 01:51 pm ET Updated Jun 30, 2014

Jailed Al Jazeera Journalist Speaks Out On Twitter

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Al Jazeera's Mohamed Fadel Fahmy spoke out about his current situation Monday morning through a stream of tweets written by his bother.

Fahmy is one of three Al Jazeera journalists who was just sentenced to at least seven years in prison on terrorism-related charges. Before being convicted, he had been detained since December on charges of airing false news and working alongside former president Mohamed Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood.

The court's decision stunned the world and continues to spark outrage among world leaders, news organizations and human rights groups. After the ruling was given out, Fahmy reportedly shouted out, "I swear they will pay for this" from the cage in which defendants sat during the trial.

Now Mohamed Fahmy’s brother, Sherif Fahmy, has begun tweeting from Mohamed's account to provide a deeper look into his condition.

He began on Monday morning with this tweet:

He continued to send out more than 20 tweets about his current situation, prison life, his family and the crisis in Egypt. The tweets, which his brother said came from their last prison visit, provide some commentary on what Mohamed Fahmy thinks of the politics behind the trial. The trial has been widely criticized around the world as an attack on press freedom rather than a fair trial for the three men. Fahmy expressed being angry and infuriated, and denounced Egypt's judicial system as "not human."

His brother said that he will continue to send tweets to keep his voice "alive." See some of Fahmy's tweets below:

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