Egyptian President Pardons Convicted Al Jazeera Journalists And 97 Others

Egyptian President Pardons Convicted Al Jazeera Journalists And 97 Others

By Augustine Ogwo | Staff Reporter on September 23, 2015
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Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi | MiddleEast Monitor

The three Al-Jazeera journalists who were accused of operating without a press license and broadcasting material harmful to Egypt have been pardoned by Egyptian president, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Egyptian, Baher Mohamed and Canadian, Mohamed Fahmy were both sentenced to three years in prison last month while Australian, Peter Greste was released and deported in February.

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced on Wednesday that the reporters will be granted freedom alongside 97 other prisoners.

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