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Al Jazeera Media Network

Egypt court releases full ruling in Al-Jazeera English case

An Egyptian court released a detailed ruling Sunday on why it sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison for airing what it described as "false news" and biased coverage, a case long criticized by press freedom advocates and others.

The ruling, published by the state news agency MENA, says the three men — Canadian national Mohammed Fahmy, Australian journalist Peter Greste and Egyptian producer Baher Mohammed — were by default members the banned Muslim Brotherhood group, which Egyptian authorities consider a terrorist organization.

"It has been proven beyond reasonable doubt that the Al-Jazeera media channel has...