Egypt Pardons Al Jazeera Journalists – freedom

Peter Greste protestors taped mouths
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Two Al Jazeera journalists jailed in Egypt for broadcasting false news have been freed after receiving pardons from President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi.

Mohammed Fahmy, a Canadian, and Baher Mohamed, an Egyptian, were among 100 prisoners whose release was ordered.

Charges

The three were arrested December, 2013 accused of supporting banned Muslim Brotherhood group. They denied the charges. Monday June 23, 2014, Peter plus the two other Al-Jazeera journalists were jailed for up to 10 years by an Egyptian court.

They were working for Qatar-based Al-Jazeera English news network when they were arrested. An International campaign began for their freedom.

Supporters with sealed mouths were among a crowd who demonstrated outside the Egyptian Embassy in London.  It was organised by the National Union of Journalists.

Support for the accused journalist spread across the globe with leaders urged for their release

 

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