Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed were pardoned and released from prison on September 23, 2015. It is currently unknown when Fahmy will be removed from the no-fly list and brought back to Canada.
On December 29, 2013, three Al Jazeera English journalists were arrested in Egypt and accused of belonging to the banned Muslim Brotherhood and spreading false news. Mohamed Fahmy (Canadian-Egyptian), Peter Greste (Australian) and Baher Mohamed (Egyptian) were convicted in June 2014. A retrial began in February 2015, and ended with a conviction on all charges in August 2015. Peter Greste was tried in absentia after being deported to Australia, while Fahmy and Mohamed remained in prison in Cairo.
On September 23, 2015, coinciding with the Islamic holiday Eid al-Adha, Egyptian president el-Sisi pardoned 100 prisoners, including Fahmy and Mohamed.
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