AlJazeera Journalists, Baher Mohammed and Mohammed Fahmy pardoned

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


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