The wrongful imprisonment of Baher Mohamed, Peter Greste and Mohammed Fahmy was raised by US
President Obama in his first meeting with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.
Australian Prime Minister, and Sisi for twenty minutes.
After the meeting, Abbott said: "I think he (Sisi) will do his best to be helpful."
At UNGA, similar calls for Egypt to release the three journalists were made by the British Foreign Secretary
Phillip Hammond, who told Al Jazeera: "On the question of Al Jazeera journalists, I've raised this question personally with President Sisi. I raise it every time I see Foreign Minister Shoukry. The current situation is that the journalists have, as I understand it, appealed their convictions and that means this remains at the present time a judicial process. And we have to respect the separation of judicial and executive power. Once that judicial process is complete, if that sentence still stands, we would look to the executive to intervene and ensure they are released."
interviewed by him. "He was a very nice guy... He was not politicized; he is a professional journalist... I know he doesn't deserve to be in prison."
He added, "For us in Somalia, we are very much committed and believe in the independence of the media and their role in the changing world of today. We politicians are not always happy with the way journalists
express what they see as a reality on the ground - but even then I believe we need to be very tolerant to them."
from human rights organisations, news networks and various governments.
Osama Saeed said: "For nine months since the arrest of Baher Mohamed, Mohammed Fahmy and Peter Greste, world opinion has stated that these men are innocent and have committed no crime, yet nearly 300 days later they still languish behind bars. Al Jazeera welcomes the direct involvement of President Obama and Prime Minister Abbott by reminding the Egyptian authorities that it is their moral duty in the name of free speech and human rights that they release our colleagues who are innocent and renowned journalists."
and Commonwealth Office, the European Union, the Australian Government and over 150 rights groups, including Amnesty International, the Committee to Protect Journalists and the International Press Institute.
presented to the Egyptian Vice Counsel in Sydney by Australia's leading journalists.
media outlets across the globe have staged their own protests, including BBC, CNN, ITN, Channel 4, Fairfax Australia, Toronto Star, VRT deredactie and Iran's Shargh Daily.
Snow, Piers Morgan, Stephen Fry, Ben Wedeman, Brian Stelter, and Alex Thompson, as well as Naomi Klein, Reza Aslan, Mia Farrow and Bianca Jagger.
campaign #FreeAJStaff, with over 137,000 people who have shared their support on Twitter, reaching 112
million people, and delivering over two billion impressions.