Journalists Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed were finally released on 23 September after Egypt’s president pardoned them.

Al Jazeera English channel journalists Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed were freed on 23 September after
Egypt’s president pardoned them, along with several other prominent activists jailed on trumped-up charges linked
to their activism or protesting.

President al-Sisi also pardoned
Shadi Abdul Hameed Abdul Azeem Ibrahim, who had been sentenced to prison
in the same trial as the two journalists, but not
Khaled Mohamed Abdulraouf Mohamed or Sohaib Saad
Mohamed Mohamed

The president did not pardon Australian journalist
Peter Greste, who had been tried and sentenced to a three-year
prison term in his absence.

Mohamed Fahmy has thanked Amnesty International for what he called its “endless support” in the case and Baher
Mohamed has also extended his gratitude to the organization.

The timing of the pardon, which came just before President al-Sisi travelled to the USA to attend the United Nations
General Assembly, appeared to be aimed at deflecting criticism of Egypt’s human rights record.

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