Jailed Australian journalist seeks presidential deportation from Egypt




 
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January 2nd, 2015  
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By Jane Wardell SYDNEY (Reuters) - The lawyer for jailed Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste has formally applied to the Egyptian government for the Australian's deportation, his family said on Friday, after Egypt's highest court ordered a retrial for Greste and two colleagues. Greste, Canadian-Egyptian Mohamed Fahmy and Egyptian national Baher Mohamed were sentenced a year ago to seven to 10 years on charges including spreading lies to helping a "terrorist organization" - a reference to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood. ...




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