Jailed journalist a ‘victim of injustice’

Nairobi -

The father of an Australian Al-Jazeera journalist jailed in Egypt says he respects the integrity of Egypt's courts but knows his son is the victim of injustice.

Juris Greste, father of jailed Australian journalist Peter Greste of Al Jazeera, addresses a news conference to discuss their continuing efforts to attain his freedom in Kenya's capital Nairobi. Picture: Thomas Mukoya. Credit: REUTERS

Juris Greste told a news conference in Kenya on Thursday that he and his wife “passionately and absolutely” know that a “grave and serious” injustice has taken place in the case of son Peter Greste.

Peter Greste is appealing his seven-year prison sentence after a court in June found that he and two other Al-Jazeera journalists aided the Muslim Brotherhood, which Egypt classifies as a terrorist organisation.

Juris and Louis Greste travelled to Nairobi, where their son was based and is honorary co-chair of the Foreign Correspondents Association of East Africa. Journalists in Nairobi have tried to shine a spotlight on the jailings. - Sapa-AP