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Egypt Court Adjourns Al Jazeera Journalists' Retrial to June 25

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FILE - Canadian Al-Jazeera English journalist Mohammed Fahmy, listens to his lawyer, Khaled Abou Bakr during his retrial in a courtroom, of Tora prison, in Cairo, Egypt, June 1, 2015.

FILE - Canadian Al-Jazeera English journalist Mohammed Fahmy, listens to his lawyer, Khaled Abou Bakr during his retrial in a courtroom, of Tora prison, in Cairo, Egypt, June 1, 2015.

A Cairo court on Thursday adjourned the retrial of Al Jazeera television journalists, charged with aiding a terrorist organization, to June 25 for further closing statements from the defense team.

The charge refers to the Muslim Brotherhood, which was outlawed in Egypt after the army ousted Islamist president Mohamed Mursi during mass protests against his rule in 2013.

Mohamed Fahmy, a naturalized Canadian who has given up his Egyptian citizenship, and Egyptian Baher Mohamed were released on bail in February after spending more than a year in custody.

A third Al Jazeera journalist, Australian Peter Greste, was deported in February.

The journalists were originally sentenced to between seven and 10 years in prison on charges including spreading lies to help a terrorist organization, which they have denied.

Egypt's high court ordered the retrial in January.

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