Sunday, February 1, 2015

Australian Al Jazeera reporter freed from Egyptian jail, Canadian still held

AP reports that Al Jazeera English reporter Peter Greste left Egypt on Sunday after the president approved his deportation, but there’s no word on jailed colleagues Egyptian-Canadian Mohamed Fahmy and Egyptian Baher Mohamed. Greste was released after more than a year behind bars in a case that was widely condemned by rights groups. An Egyptian prison official and the nation’s official news agency said Greste was released following a presidential “approval.” The official and an Interior Ministry statement said his release was an implementation of the new deportation law passed last year.

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