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UPDATED! Egypt Frees and Deports Australian Al Jazeera Journalist

Posted: February 5th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Favorite New Thought, From The Web, Hard Pill to Swallow, Media, Socially Engineerd | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on UPDATED! Egypt Frees and Deports Australian Al Jazeera Journalist

UPDATED! Jailed Al Jazeera Reporter Mohamed Fahmy Renounces Egypt Citizenship

Al Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy has renounced his Egyptian citizenship, his family says, in a bid to follow his Australian colleague Peter Greste in being released from a Cairo jail.

Fahmy’s surrender of his Egyptian passport is a necessary first step for him to be released and deported as a foreign national under a decree issued by president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in November. He also has Canadian citizenship.

Canadian foreign minister John Baird said late on Monday (local time) that Fahmy’s release was “imminent”, following the freeing on Sunday of Greste.

The two men were jailed along with Egyptian producer Baher Mohamed on charges of aiding the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood. A relative of Fahmy said he signed the papers giving up his citizenship more than a week ago :: Read the full article »»»»


Egypt Frees and Deports Australian Al Jazeera Journalist

Posted: February 1st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Revolute | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Egypt Frees and Deports Australian Al Jazeera Journalist

Peter Greste: Egypt frees and deports Australian Al Jazeera journalist

Australian journalist Peter Greste has been deported from Egypt after 400 days behind bars, and is believed to be on his way home to Australia. There were reports Greste was in good health when he boarded an initial flight from Egypt to Larnaca in Cyprus overnight, accompanied by one of his brothers.

Greste’s family confirmed his release from jail in a statement posted on social media. His brother Andrew Greste said the family was ecstatic and called for the world to respect his brother’s privacy and to give him time to appreciate his freedom.

The family will hold a press conference in Brisbane later this morning :: Read the full article »»»»