Detained Australian journalist Peter Greste has been sentenced to seven years in jail in Egypt.
Greste and two other Al Jazeera journalists were detained for falsely portraying Egypt as being in a state of “civil war” since President Mohamed Morsi’s overthrow by the army last July.
Egyptian prosecutors have demanded the maximum penalty of 15 to 25 years in jail for all defendants.
Greste’s family say they will remain strong and hopeful ‘for Peter’s sake’ in the lead up to the decision.
SBS Correspondent Yaara Bou Melhem was in Cairo with Peter’s brother, Andrew, as the verdict was handed down.