300 days in prison

Al Jazeera's Peter Greste, Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy have been held in an Egyptian jail since December 29, 2013.

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#FreeAJStaff

August 14, 2013

Al Jazeera reporter Abdullah Elshamy was arrested in August 2013 while covering protests in Cairo. Four months later, his colleagues Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed were also detained. The #FreeAJStaff campaign launches.

Abdullah Elshamy goes on hunger strike

January 21, 2014

Elshamy spent 147 days on hunger strike to protest his detainment without charges. In May, a leaked video of the journalist emerged online.

GLOBAL DAY OF ACTION

February 27, 2014

The #FreeAJStaff campaign gained traction in February with supporters calling for the release of Al Jazeera's journalists as well as other detained journalists around the world.

The hashtag has been used more than 400,000 times in 2014.

Abdullah Elshamy Freed

June 17, 2014

"I missed my freedom, I missed my life, my life stopped on August 14 at 6pm when I was moved to a place I did not wish to be." -Abdullah Elshamy
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Verdict

June 23, 2014

Al Jazeera dismisses all allegations against its journalists and has called for their immediate release.

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What now?
The jailed journalists are set to appeal their convictions in January 2015.
"I am still certain that if and when we are finally released, that global support will be what ultimately saves us".
- Peter Greste
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