Harper should intervene to free Mohamed Fahmy: Editorial

February 12, 2015 10:05 PM

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But the journalists’ supporters – including the Canadian government – need to keep up the pressure until Egypt’s government and courts finally put an end to this farce. Prime Minister Stephen Harper should add his personal weight to the chorus urging Egypt to drop the bogus charges against the two men.

By now it’s apparent to anyone who pays attention that the charges against Fahmy and Mohammed arising out of their work in 2013 for the English service of the Al-Jazeera news service were a political put-up job. After covering protests against Egypt’s military government, along with their already-re...

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