Middle East

Al-Jazeera verdicts: Twitter reaction

Mohammed Fahmy, Baher Mohamed, Peter Greste

Three al-Jazeera reporters accused of supporting the banned Muslim Brotherhood have been jailed for seven years each in Egypt.

Peter Greste, Mohammed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed were convicted by a court in Cairo of spreading false news and backing the Islamist group.

The trio had denied the charges.

Here is how the world reacted to the ruling - via tweets.

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MEDIA AND RIGHTS GROUPS

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al-Jazeera tweet
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BBC Lyse Doucet's tweet
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CNN tweet
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Ashraf Khalil, correspondent for Time, Foreign Policy and others
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Ian Woods, Sky News
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Brett Mason, SBS News
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Borzou Daragahi, Financial Times and Los Angeles Times correspondent
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David Aaronovitch, Times columnist
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Jodie Ginsberg, CEO of Index on Censorship
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Amnesty Australia
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POLITICIANS

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Bill Shorten, leader of the Australian Labor Party
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Alex Hawke, Australia's Liberal Party MP
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William Hague, UK Foreign Secretary

FAMILY AND RELATIVES

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Andrew Greste, Peter Greste's brother