Al Jazeera English Journalists

The original trial and conviction of three Al-Jazeera English journalists attracted a huge amount of negative news media attention and was hugely damaging to the reputation of the Egyptian judiciary. But, far more important than the proceedings and rulings of the trial court, and what far more accurately reflects the standards of Egyptian justice, is the reasoning behind the subsequent reversal—more like repudiation—of the trial court's rulings on appeal to the Court of Cassation. The following is a summary of the Court of Cassation's reasons for reversal, followed by links to the actual judgment orders of the trial court (in Arabic) and the Court of Cassation (Arabic original and an annotated English translation).