Egyptian military tanks are positioned outside the police institute near Cairo's Turah prison during the trial of three detained journalists with the Qatar-based Al-Jazeera broadcaster on April 10, 2014. (AFP PHOTO / MOHAMED EL-SHAHED)
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A Canadian-Egyptian journalist for Al-Jazeera English on trial in Egypt pleaded for his release Thursday, as the prosecution submitted footage and pictures as evidence in the unprecedented trial of reporters.Mohamed's brother Assem, who worked with Sky News Arabia and was attending the trial in the gallery, told an AFP journalist the footage came from his own laptop, taken by police from his and Mohamed's house.The latest hearing was the fifth in a case which has prompted mounting international calls for the release of the journalists.Al-Jazeera English said the allegations against the reporters were absurd.The court on March 31 rejected a bail plea by the defendants.The family of another Al-Jazeera journalist, Abdullah Elshamy, called on Tuesday for his immediate release, saying his health has deteriorated during eight months in custody.
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