CAIRO, EGYPT – In some parts of the world free speech isn’t so free.
Three Al Jazeera journalists in Egypt were sentenced to some pretty harsh jail time for allegedly spreading false news and conspiring with the banned Muslim Brotherhood.
The three men were arrested in Cairo back in December for what the government says were erroneous reports about the removal of Egypt’s fifth President Mohamed Morsi.
Peter Greste and Mohamed Fahmy were both sentenced to seven years in jail.
Baher Mohamed got an extra three years for carrying a bullet casing making his sentence a total of 10 years.
But those three aren’t alone.
Several other journalists, who weren’t present in court, were also sentenced to ten years for similar charges.
Gathering the news sometimes comes with a price.