Canada welcomes bail, demands 'full release' - Politics - CBC News

February 12, 2015 4:06 PM

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Canada welcomes bail, demands 'full release' - Politics - CBC News

Canada welcomes an Egyptian court's decision today to free Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy on bail pending his retrial, but is also still calling for his "immediate and full release," says Canada's minister responsible for consular affairs.

In a written statement issued shortly after bail was granted, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Lynne Yelich said the prospect of retrying Fahmy is "unacceptable," and that Canada wants Fahmy treated the same as other foreign nationals, many of whom have already been returned to their home count...

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