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Egyptian court adjourns trial of Al Jazeera journalists

Two television journalists from Qatar news channel will appear again in court on March 25

Egyptian court adjourns trial of Al Jazeera journalists
Qatar-based Al-Jazeera satellite channel in Doha. (KARIM JAAFAR/AFP/Getty Images)

An Egyptian court adjourned until March 25 the trial of two Al Jazeera television journalists after hearing witness testimony on Thursday.

The pair are charged with aiding a terrorist organisation, a reference to the Muslim Brotherhood.

Mohamed Fahmy, a naturalised Canadian who has given up his Egyptian citizenship, and Egyptian Baher Mohamed were released on bail last month after spending more than a year in detention.

A third Al Jazeera journalist, Australian Peter Greste, was deported earlier in February.

The three were originally sentenced to between seven and 10 years in prison on charges including spreading lies to help a terrorist organisation. Egypt's high court ordered a retrial in January.