Friday, February 13, 2015

Egypt court orders release of Canadian Egyptian journalist Mohammed Fahmy on bail

A court in Egypt has ordered the release on bail of two al-Jazeera English journalists, Mohammed Fahmy and Baher Mohammed who were arrested in December 2013 and sentenced to 7 years imprisonment in June 2014 on allegations of helping banned Muslim Brotherhood and spreading false information about the Egyptian government.

Mohammed Fahmy, a Canadian/Egyptian journalist must pay 250,000 Egyptian pounds (around £21,000) for his freedom while his colleague, Baher Mohamed, an Egyptian, will not pay anything.

The two journalist were arrested and tried alongside their Australian colleague, Peter Greste, who was deported back to his home country Australia on February 1st after the Egyptian government came up with a law allowing the deportation of foreign nationals to their home countries

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