A supplied image of Australian journalist Peter Greste, obtained on Tuesday Jan. 21, 2014. Mr Greste is being held in Cairo's Tora Prison.
A supplied image of Australian journalist Peter Greste, obtained on Tuesday Jan. 21, 2014. Mr Greste is being held in Cairo's Tora Prison. Ross Duncan - AAP

Journalist incarcerated in Egypt to discover his fate

AUSTRALIAN journalist Peter Greste could today[MON] find out whether he will be set free or spend up to 25 years in prison.

The Al-Jazeera reporter based in Qatar in on trial for "spreading false news" and assisting Egyptians who allegedly joined the Muslim Brotherhood, a group outlawed by the country's military rulers last July.

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop last week said the Australian Government had made the "highest level representations" on behalf of the reporter.

She said along with Prime Minister Tony Abbott, she would continue attempting to have Mr Greste returned home.

Egyptian prosecutors are demanding a maximum of 15 to 25 years in prison for all defendants.


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