Three journalists working for Al-Jazeera in Egypt have been sentenced to between seven and ten years in an Egyptian jail on ‘terrorist-related’ offences.

(Photo: KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty)

(Photo: KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty)

The former BBC correspondent Peter Greste and the journalist Mohamed Fahmy have been jailed for seven years, while Baher Mohamed, a local producer, has been jailed for 10 years.

A journalist flashes the V-sign (Photo: MAHMOUD KHALED/AFP/Getty)

(Photo: MAHMOUD KHALED/AFP/Getty)

Throughout the trial, the defendants have been kept in cages in the Cairo courtroom. This dark day for journalism should remind us why a free press is so fundamental to democracy.

(Photo: KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty)

(Photo: KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty)

Tags: Al-Jazeera, Cairo, Egypt, free speech, Mohamed Fahmy, Peter Greste