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Effectively, that means I will automatically get a conviction if I don't appear but of course I can't go back because President Sisi deported me, so I'm stuck in this legal limbo, the problem is this has never happened before. They've never had a defendant deported from the country while the trial is ongoing so there is no formal legal mechanism for the judge to take me off the case.
This is a case Mohamed Fahmy has brought, it's something he feels very strongly about against Al Jazeera. I wasn't involved in that case, my view is that we need to focus very much on the trial and the allegations against us in Egypt ... Al Jazeera isn't on trial in Egypt, Qatar isn't on trial in Egypt - it's the three of us.
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