Egypt finally frees Al Jazeera journalists, 98 others

September 23, 2015 4:47 PM

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Egypt finally frees Al Jazeera journalists, 98 others

Canadian Mohamed Fahmy and Egyptian Baher Mohamed were jailed during Egyptian President Sisi’s ongoing crackdown on dissent, but questions linger about whether Al Jazeera put staff in harm’s way.

Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi formally pardoned 100 prisoners on Wednesday, including two Al Jazeera English-language journalists, Canadian Mohamed Fahmy and Egyptian Baher Mohamed, whose trial was widely considered spurious and politically-motivated. A third Al Jazeera reporter, Australia...

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