Canadian minister hopes for journalist release after Egypt meeting

January 15, 2015 9:30 AM

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Canadian minister hopes for journalist release after Egypt meeting

CAIRO (Reuters) - Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird said after talks in Cairo on Thursday he hoped that a Canadian journalist working for Qatar-based Al Jazeera television could be released from prison in Egypt.

Canadian-Egyptian Mohamed Fahmy, Egyptian Baher Mohamed and Australian Peter Greste were sentenced last June to seven to 10 years for spreading lies to help a "terrorist organization" - a reference to Egypt's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood.

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