Egypt frees two Al Jazeera journalists on bail

February 12th, 2015  
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Topic: Egypt frees two Al Jazeera journalists on bail

By Maggie Fick CAIRO (Reuters) - Two remaining Al Jazeera journalists jailed in Egypt on charges of aiding a "terrorist organization" were freed on bail on Thursday after more than 400 days, but the court said the case against them was still pending. The case triggered an international outcry and has been cited by government critics as evidence that Cairo is rescinding freedoms gained after a 2011 uprising toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak, allegations the government denies. Mohamed Fahmy, a naturalized Canadian who gave up his Egyptian citizenship, was released on bail of 250,000 Egyptian pounds ($32,765). Baher Mohamed, who has only Egyptian citizenship, was released without bail.


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