Egypt judge dismisses videos in Al-Jazeera trial
CAIRO - Agence France-Presse
Al-Jazeera English producer Baher Mohamed, center left, bureau chief Mohammed Fahmy, center, and correspondent Peter Greste, second right, appear in court along with several other defendants. AP PhotoAn Egyptian judge has dismissed videos presented by the prosecution as evidence in the trial of three Al-Jazeera journalists on terrorism charges.
The Thursday hearing saw footage, allegedly filmed by the detained journalists, which included a documentary on Somalia, a Kenyan press conference and another wildlife video.
The judge dismissed the footage on the grounds it is not related to the charges, which include providing a platform to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group.
The journalists, award-winning Australian correspondent Peter Greste, Canadian-Egyptian acting bureau chief Mohammed Fahmy and Egyptian Baher Mohammed, worked for the Qatar-based broadcaster's English language channel.
Fahmy said he does not understand the reason for the trial, shouting from behind the bars of the defendants' cage: "this is a joke!"
The trial was adjourned to April 22.