1. Three Al Jazeera journalists were among the six defendants on trial for allegedly supporting or belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood, which was designated as a terrorist organization, at Cairo’s Tora Prison on Wednesday, March 5.
The journalists appeared in a caged dock wearing white prison uniforms during their trial in the prison’s makeshift courtroom.
2. “Journalists are not terrorists,” shouted Mohamed Fadel Fahmy, Al-Jazeera’s Egypt bureau chief, before the hearing began.
Peter Greste, an award-winning Australian journalist from Al Jazeera, stands inside the defendants’ cage during the trial.
3. The high-profile case has sparked a global outcry over the restrictions on the freedom of press by Egypt’s military-backed interim government.
Egypt has been ranked the third deadliest destination for journalists in 2013 by the Committee to Protect Journalists. At least five journalists have been killed, and as many as 45 assaulted since July 2013.