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Egypt sentences journalist union head to two years’ jail

CAIRO:¬†An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced the head of the journalists' union and two members to two years in prison for "harbouring fugitives", allowing them to pay bail pending an appeal. Journalists Syndicate president Yahiya Kallash, Gamal Abd el-Rahim and Khaled Elbalshy were charged in May with sheltering two journalists wanted over protests against the transfer of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia. The court set bail at 10,000 Egyptian pounds ($615, 580 euros), a court official said. Their arrest…