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Feb 12, 2015 11:52 PM

Canadian Al-Jazeera journalist Fahmy released from prison

The Associated Press

CAIRO (AP) Canadian Al-Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy has been released from an Egyptian prison, pending a retrial.

Fahmy's brother tweeted that he was let out early Friday after more than a year in prison. He posted $33,000 bail following a court decision to allow him to walk free.

It was not clear if another Al-Jazeera journalist, Baher Mohammed, also was being released.

Fahmy spent more than 400 days in detention after he was charged with terrorism for providing the Muslim Brotherhood, now declared a terrorist organization, with a platform.

Fahmy's next court hearing is Feb. 23. He must check in at a police station every day uantil then.

Australian Peter Greste, who was tried with his two colleagues, was deported home to Australia two weeks ago.


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