Mohammed Fahmy, Baher Mohamed and Peter Greste, the al-Jazeera journalists detained
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Egypt confirms 20 journalists facing charges

29 January 2014 Last updated at 22:18 GMT

Egyptian prosecutors have referred four foreign journalists to a criminal court on charges of aiding Egyptians belonging to a terrorist group.

A further 16 Egyptian journalists face allegations including belonging to a terrorist group, harming national unity and social peace, and using terrorism as a means to their goals.

The foreign defendants include two Britons, a Dutch national and an Australian, believed to be al-Jazeera correspondent Peter Greste.

Orla Guerin reports from Cairo.