Egypt minister says pardon still possible for Al Jazeera journalists

January 13, 2015 3:17 PM

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Egypt minister says pardon still possible for Al Jazeera journalists

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi could still pardon three jailed Al Jazeera journalists who are now facing a retrial if he deems it appropriate, the country's foreign minister said on Tuesday.

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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