Al Jazeera Journalists Among 100 Prisoners Pardoned by Egypt

September 23, 2015 3:38 PM

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Al Jazeera Journalists Among 100 Prisoners Pardoned by Egypt

CAIRO — Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi pardoned 100 prisoners including three Al Jazeera television journalists on Wednesday, a day before he plans to head to the annual United Nations summit of world leaders.

A spokesperson for the Canadian government said that Canada was pleased with the pardon and it would help arrange Fahmy's departure from Egypt.

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