Egypt Pardons Al Jazeera Journalists Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed

September 24, 2015 9:53 AM

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Egypt Pardons Al Jazeera Journalists Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed

President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt issued a decree pardoning the journalists Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed from the Al Jazeera English news network and 100 other people.

CAIRO — President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi pardoned two imprisoned journalists from the Al Jazeera English news network on Wednesday, as well as dozens of other political prisoners, effectively voiding a raft of widely criticized convictions handed down by Egypt’s courts.

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