Canada to issue passport to jailed Al Jazeera journalist Fahmy

April 20, 2015 10:37 PM

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Canada to issue passport to jailed Al Jazeera journalist Fahmy

OTTAWA (Reuters) - The Canadian government said on Monday it is now able to issue a passport to Mohamed Fahmy, the Al Jazeera journalist and naturalized Canadian who had been jailed in Egypt and is awaiting retrial there.

"After several weeks of intervention by government officials on Mr. Fahmy’s behalf, we are now in a position to issue Mr. Fahmy’s a passport despite ongoing legal issues and travel restrictions," Kevin Menard, a spokesman for Canadian Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander, said in an ...

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