Jon Stewart Is Disgusted By Egypt's Conviction Of Al Jazeera Journalists

Jon Stewart Is Disgusted By Al Jazeera Sentencing

Jon Stewart loves to go after Egyptian president Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, but never has he had more reason to take him on than now.

"The Daily Show" host blasted el-Sissi Monday night after Egyptian court sentenced three Al Jazeera journalists to at least seven years in prison on terrorism-related charges.

"I'm sure they received a fair trial in the General's court," Stewart said before cutting to an image of the three men detained in cages. "Nothing says innocent until proven guilty like keeping the defendants in a cage!"

Stewart, appearing visibly bothered and disgusted by President el-Sissi, slammed Egypt's judicial system for the lack of evidence the court used to convict the journalists.

"This trial was a sham," Stewart went on. "A sham so shammy, Egypt's prosecution couldn't be bothered to even pretend it wasn't a sham."

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