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Interim Egyptian President Says He Will Expedite Al Jazeera Trial

peter gresteIn a letter to the parents of jailed Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste, Egypt’s interim president Adly Mansour pledged to “spare no effort to work towards the speedy resolution of the case,” the Associated Press reports:

Peter Greste, detained with three other Al-Jazeera English journalists, stands accused of endangering national security and aiding a terrorist organization for his work with the Qatar-based broadcaster.

“I would like to assure you . . . that I will spare no effort to work toward the speedy resolution of the case, in a fashion consistent with the law and that guarantees the reunion of the family in the near future,” Adly Mansour said in the letter, which was seen by The Associated Press on Tuesday.

Greste’s trial is set to resume next week. Al Jazeera says the letter “recognises what we’ve been saying all along – that our journalists were doing their job and have no case to answer.”

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