Australian foreign minister hopeful Egypt will release Al Jazeera journalist

December 24, 2014 12:49 AM

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SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said on Wednesday the case of jailed Australian journalist Peter Greste is "under consideration" by high levels of the Egyptian government and she is hopeful of his release by the end of the year.

"I urged (the Egyptian foreign minister) to consider releasing Peter Greste for Christmas, we wanted him out and home as soon as possible," Bishop told the Seven Network.

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