The Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales (“BHRC”) has released today, 24th June 2014, a statement expressing grave concern at the verdicts, and accompanying sentences, handed down to foreign and national journalists in Egypt yesterday.

In the statement, the BHRC calls for the immediate release of all of the journalists and for the State to take urgent steps to remove the chilling effect these verdicts cast upon a free and independent press in Egypt

See the statement here