Canadian Al-Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy was released from an Egyptian prison on Friday, after spending more than a year behind bars on terror-related charges in a case that was denounced as a sham by rights groups and the international community. He was let out pending a retrial.
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Fahmy’s brother tweeted that he posted $33,000 bail following a court decision on Thursday that allowed him to walk free after more than 400 days in detention. Fahmy’s colleague, Al-Jazeera journalist Baher Mohammed, was also released. A third co-worker, Australian Peter Greste, was freed two weeks ago and deported to his home-country, Australia. Read more…
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