Egypt President Sisi issues decree that could free some Al Jazeera journalists

November 12, 2014 7:45 PM

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Egypt President Sisi issues decree that could free some Al Jazeera journalists

CAIRO - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has issued a decree allowing him to extradite foreigners who are in pretrial detention or already serving prison sentences in Egypt back to their home countries, reports CBS News' Alex Ortiz.

The text of the law, issued by the president's spokesperson, says the decree is "in the interest of the nation ... and to maintain the international image of Egypt."

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