Peter Greste.
Peter Greste. Contributed

Trial farce in Egypt

THE Brisbane parents of award-winning journalist Peter Greste (pictured) have described court proceedings in Egypt overnight as farcical.

Peter's mother, Lois Greste, said there did not seem to be any reason her son had been in jail for 104 days so far, especially when the evidence presented had not proved anything.

Juris Greste said viewing the court case - where his son is facing terrorism-related charges - could never be "topped".

"There we were sitting in front of the small screen last night watching the court proceedings via Twitter feeds," he said.

"We are sitting on the edge of our seat waiting for the prosecution to screen its damning evidence.

"We draw a deep breath for the killer blow.

"Up comes a picture of Lois and me standing in front of my old primary school in Germany that Peter took about 18 months ago.

"Believe me it was the weirdest experience of my life.

"I think it's something that can never be repeated."

Mr Greste said there seemed to be no logic or frame work to the court process in Egypt.

Mrs Greste said she felt heartbroken and exasperated by it all.

Greste and his Al-Jazeera English colleagues Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed were arrested in their hotel in December.


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