Egypt's Sisi pardons 100 prisoners, including Al Jazeera journalists: sources

September 23, 2015 12:38 PM

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Egypt's Sisi pardons 100 prisoners, including Al Jazeera journalists: sources

CAIRO Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi pardoned 100 prisoners including three Al Jazeera television journalists on Wednesday, security sources said, a day before he plans to head to the annual United Nations summit.

Canadian Mohamed Fahmy, Egyptian Baher Mohamed and Australian Peter Greste were sentenced to three years in prison in a retrial last month for operating without a press license and broadcasting material harmful to Egypt. Greste had already been deported in February.

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