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EU condemns Egypt on journalist jailings

23.06.14 @ 18:21

  1. By EUOBSERVER

EU ministers in Luxembourg Monday condemned Egypt's jailing of three journalists and the sentencing of several others, including from Europe, in absentia, for their alleged support for the now-banned Muslim Brotherhood movement. EU diplomatic chief Ashton said she is "extremely concerned." Britain's Hague said it's a "step backward for Egypt".