Mohamed Fahmy is the last person one would expect to make the case against al-Jazeera. In 2014, the former Cairo bureau chief for the Qatar-funded television network began a 438-day sentence in an Egyptian prison on terrorism charges and practicing unlicensed journalism. His incarceration made al-Jazeera a powerful symbol of resistance to Egypt's military dictatorship.
Qatar has dismissed a list of demands submitted by four Arab countries as neither reasonable or actionable. The list was received by Qatar's ministry of foreign affairs on June 22, according to a report by the state-run Qatar News Agency.