#FreeAjStaff Free Al Jazeera Staff

I have been watching the case of Peter Greste on the news for several months now. The news I watch in Australia is ABC, a government funded news station and Peter Greste was an ABC Journalist, so I think it is safe to say he would have presented the news in a professional manner with a high level of integrity. Our own Australian Prime Minister spoke to the Egyptian President in support of Peter Greste, and I believe he does deserve credit for his attempts.

The US Secretary of State John Kerry has also spoken to the Egyptian president on this issue.
Unfortunately Peter Greste has been sentenced to 7 years in jail. I understand that politicians cannot intervene in court decisions, but I hope the Egyptian President does give Peter Greste and his fellow Al Jazeera staff a pardon.
We can do our bit by putting pressure on our own politicians to intervene and continue to put pressure on the egyptian government. These journalists put their life on the line to bring us the news of the world.
If you are on twitter, #FreeAjStaff is the hash tag that is being used to show your support.

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