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Egypt’s Sisi ‘will not interfere in judiciary’ after Jazeera trial

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi said on Tuesday Egypt’s authorities “will not interfere in judicial matters” a day after three Al-Jazeera journalists were jailed for between seven and 10 years.

The United States is leading calls for Sisi to pardon the journalists working for the Qatar-based network who were convicted on Monday of aiding the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood Islamist movement and “spreading false news”.

A presidency official told Sisi cannot legally pardon the journalists until a final court ruling after an appeal.

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