Egypt Frees Australian Journalist But Leaves Many More in Jail

February 2, 2015 7:08 PM

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Egypt’s decision to release Australian journalist Peter Greste on Sunday was met with elation by his family and supporters but underscored the plight of thousands of Egyptians still jailed in an ongoing 19-month political clampdown.

Greste was one of three journalists working for Al- Jazeera English arrested 13 months ago and imprisoned on charges of “spreading false news” and collaborating with a terrorists after a lengthy trial regarded internationally as a farce.

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