Egyptian court releases Al-Jazeera journalists
Two Al-Jazeera journalists who have been imprisoned in Egypt were released during their retrial. The case was not dismissed, but the men were allowed to walk freely for the first time in more than 400 days.
An Egyptian court released two journalists from Al-Jazeera English on Thursday. Baher Mohamed, an Egyptian who was released without bail, and Mohamed Fahmy, an Egyptian-Canadian who was ordered to pay $33,000, were jailed for over a year in a case that sparked worldwide outrage.
The court’s decision came on the first day of the pair’s retrial, which is set to resume on February 23. Three students who were convicted in the same case, thought to be supporters of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, were also released.
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