Shannon Clarke and Rebecca Melnyk

Al-Jazeera journalists, including Canadian Mohamed Fahmy, to stand trial this week

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By Shannon Clarke and Rebecca Melnyk

Canadian-Egyptian journalist, Mohamed Fahmy, will begin trial tomorrow in Egypt, alongside Al-Jazeera colleagues Peter Greste and Baher Mohamed. The three are among 20 journalists accused of cooperating with the Muslim Brotherhood to threaten the country’s reputation. They have been detained since December 29, 2013 and were officially charged on January 29. Journalists (including our blog editor) have been asking why Ottawa hasn’t been making enough noise about Fahmy’s case. In the absence of a response from politicians, they’re taking their support for him and his colleagues online and to the streets.

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