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Court adjourns Al-Jazeera journalists' trial to 19 March

The court also fined two eyewitnesses LE500 for not attending the session

Ahram Online , Sunday 8 Mar 2015
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Al Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy (2nd L) and his lawyer are seen inside a court before a hearing in his trial in Cairo, February 23, 2015 (Photo: Reuters)
A Cairo criminal court adjourned Sunday to 19 March the trial on terrorism-related charges of Al-Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fadel, a Canadian national, and Baher Mohamed, an Egyptian national, along with other defendants charged in absentia.
The court also fined two eyewitnesses LE500 ($66) for failing to attend the session.
Fahmy and Mohamed were released in February on bail pending retrial after spending over 400 days behind bars.
Their release came days after the deportation of co-defendant Australian journalist Peter Greste on 1 February. 
The three journalists were sentenced to 7-10 years in June 2014 before a court ordered a retrial in January 2015.
The two journalists face charges of spreading false news and aiding the banned Muslim Brotherhood group in a trial that has involved a total of 18 defendants.
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