Al-Jazeera Journalist Peter Greste Released From Egyptian Jail

Egyptian authorities released and deported jailed Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste on Sunday, according to media reports. Greste was arrested and imprisoned in December 2013, along with two other colleagues, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, on charges of spreading false news, belonging to a terrorist organisation and operating without a permit. Imprisonment of the journalists created an international outcry. Their trial was denounced as a sham. In January, Egypt's top court ordered a retrial. Deportation was the result of a decree allowing repatriation of foreign prisoners. Mohamed Fahmy, who holds Egyptian and Canadian citizenship, is expected to be deported to Canada, according to Reuters. Baher Mohamed is an Egyptian and remains in prison.

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