Egyptian-Canadian Mohamed Fahmy, Al Jazeera journalists denied bail

Al Jazeera journalists (L-R) Peter Greste, Mohammed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed stand behind bars at a...

Al Jazeera journalists (L-R) Peter Greste, Mohammed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed stand behind bars at a court in Cairo June 1, 2014. The trial of the three Al Jazeera journalists accused of aiding of a terrorist organisation has been postponed to June 6. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:32 PM ET

Three Al Jazeera journalists, including Egyptian-Canadian Mohamed Fahmy, were denied bail in an Egyptian court Sunday morning.

Fahmy was working as a producer for Al Jazeera when he and his colleagues, Baher Mohamed and Peter Greste, were arrested in Egypt Dec. 29. They have been charged with being members of a terrorist group, inciting violence and possessing unlicensed broadcasting equipment.

All three deny the charges.

"We are political hostages. I call on Egypt's new president to recognize that we are innocent," Fahmy was quoted as saying on Twitter by British freelance journalist Louisa Loveluck.

The high-profile case was adjourned to June 5, and Fahmy protested the date.

"Our case is on the same day as election announcement," Fahmy was quoted as saying, adding that the judge intentionally chose a date when journalists would be detracted from the trial.

The trio last appeared in front of a Cairo court for the ninth time on May 23 when several audio and video recordings - provided by the prosecution against them and other defendants - were displayed, Al Jazeera reported Sunday. They have spent 155 days in jail.


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