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Remaining Al-Jazeera Journalists, Fahmy, Mohamed Released On Bail

An Egyptian court has ordered the release on bail, of the remaining Al Jazeera journalists – Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, jailed for allegedly supporting the proscribed Muslim Brotherhood.

Fahmy with dual citizenship (Egypt and Canada) were jailed last year’s June along with another colleague, an Australian, Peter Greste, who was equally freed last week.

Freedom came the way of the journalists as the ruling on their convictions over inciting news reporting was overturned on appeal in January.

While Greste was freed under a law allowing the deportation of foreign nationals to their home countries, Fahmy was given the condition to forgo his Egyptian citizenship to pave way for his deportation to Canada, just as the third, Mohamed has no foreign passport.

While the hearing lasted, the three journalists denied ever working with the Muslim Brotherhood after the ousting of former President Mohammed Morsi by the military junta of Abdul Fatai al – Sisi in July 2013. Incumbent al – Sisi was after a year elected the second democratically elected Egyptian President.


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