Activists and journalists take part in a demonstration in support of the Al-Jazeera staff, who have been detained by Egyptian authorities since last year, in the Lebanese capital Beirut on February 8, 2014. (AFP PHOTO/ANWAR AMRO)
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Al-Jazeera journalists accused of backing Egypt's blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood are to go on trial on February 20, judicial sources said on Monday.Those on trial are 16 Egyptians and four foreigners -- including Australian Peter Greste, Britons Sue Turton and Dominic Kane, and Dutch journalist Rena Netjes.Of the 20, only eight are in detention --including Greste and Al-Jazeera English's Cairo bureau chief, Canadian-Egyptian Mohamed Adel Fahmy.Fahmy, a well-known journalist in Cairo who previously worked with CNN, has no known ties with the Brotherhood.If convicted, the foreigners could face up to seven years in jail and the Egyptians 15 .
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