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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Broadcaster Al Jazeera called for vigils outside Egyptian embassies across the world on Thursday to press Egypt to free four of its journalists, three of whom have been charged with aiding a "terrorist organization".Al Jazeera has called the accusations absurd.Mohamed Badr, an Al Jazeera television cameraman freed from detention in Egypt earlier this month, told the news conference he had been abused and subject to brutality almost daily by security staff during nearly seven months in detention.All four Al Jazeera journalists deny accusations against them.
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