Egyptian state TV says that the country's president has also pardoned Baher Mohammed, an Egyptian journalist for Al-Jazeera English.
Mohammed was sentenced along with Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy to three years in prison last month for airing what a court described as "false news", biased coverage during the regime of former leader, Morsi and also accused of collaborating with the Muslim Brotherhood, a terrorist organisation in the region during the Egyptian crisis.
The two were pardoned and were expected to be released on Wednesday. The state-run MENA news agency said a third person from the case — which included multiple other defendants along with Australian journalist Peter Greste — was also pardoned but was not identified by name.
These 3 are among 100 people pardoned by the military-turned civilian president of Egypt, Abdul-Fattah el-Sissi which is said to be tradition in Egypt at every eve of Eid-l-Adha, when Egyptian president usually pardon convicts.
Source: Asssociated Press