Al-Jazeera’s Fahmy freed from jail

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Published: Friday 13th February 2015 by The News Editor

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Canadian Al-Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy has been released from an Egyptian prison, pending a retrial.

Mr Fahmy’s brother tweeted that he was let out early today after more than a year in jail. He posted 33,000 dollars’ (£21,500) bail following a court decision to allow him to walk free.

It was not clear if another Al-Jazeera journalist, Baher Mohammed, was also being released.

Mr Fahmy spent more than 400 days in detention after he was charged with terrorism for providing the Muslim Brotherhood, now declared a terrorist organisation, with a platform.

His next court hearing is February 23. He must check in at a police station every day until then.

Australian Peter Greste, who was tried with his two colleagues, was deported home two weeks ago.

Published: Friday 13th February 2015 by The News Editor

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