I am dismayed by the decision today of the Egyptian District Court, which has found Peter Greste guilty of broadcasting offences.

This is a distressing outcome for Mr Greste, his family and supporters.

I have spoken with Mr Greste today and reaffirmed that I will continue to pursue all diplomatic avenues with my Egyptian counterpart to clear his name.

Mr Greste has indicated that he will consult his lawyers regarding all legal options.

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