Egyptian Court of Cassation Orders Retrial for Journalist Peter Greste

On 1 January 2015, Egypt's highest judicial body overturned the conviction, and ordered a retrial, of Australian journalist, Peter Greste. Mr Greste, along with two other Al Jazeera journalists, Mohamed Fadel Fahmy and Baher Mohammad, had been convicted of news reporting "spreading lies in an attempt to aid a terrorist group" (the banned Muslim Brotherhood) in June 2014. Mr Greste was sentenced to 7 years incarceration.

Since November 2014, 6 St James' Hall Chambers' international law specialists Dr Christopher Ward and Dr Stephen Tully, instructed by Chris Flynn of Gilbert & Tobin, have been acting for Mr Greste pro bono in relation to the appeal and associated international law issues.