Lawyer: Egypt's President el-Sissi pardons Canadian journalist for Al-Jazeera, 99 others

September 23, 2015 11:57 AM

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CAIRO (AP) — A lawyer and Egypt's state-run news agency says President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has pardoned a Canadian journalist for Al-Jazeera English, Mohamed Fahmy, along with prominent human rights activists.

The news agency MENA says el-Sissi has ordered those pardoned be released on Wednesday.

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