Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste freed in Egypt; 2 others still held

February 1, 2015 5:21 PM

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After spending more than 400 days in prison, an Australian journalist working for the Qatar-based broadcaster Al Jazeera was freed and deported from Egypt on Sunday, Egyptian state media reported.

The 48-year-old correspondent, Peter Greste, left Cairo on a flight to Cyprus and was expected to travel onward to Australia, Egyptian officials said. Al Jazeera confirmed in a statement that he was on his way home.

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