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Egypt Court Releases Al-Jazeera English Journalists

The court proceedings come less than two weeks after the deportation of the reporters\' Australian colleague, Peter Greste.

Published: 12th February 2015 05:33 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th February 2015 05:33 PM   |  A+A-

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By AP

CAIRO: An Egyptian judge has ordered the release of two Al-Jazeera English journalists, demanding that the Canadian defendant pay a $33,000 bail, pending their retrial.

The judge ordered the release of all defendants at the retrial's opening on Thursday. The fiance of Canadianjournalist Mohamed Fahmy cheered in jubilation: "Long Live Justice."

The court proceedings come less than two weeks after the deportation of the reporters' Australian colleague, Peter Greste, who was held with Fahmy and Egyptian Al-Jazeera producer Baher Mohammed. The three initially were sentenced to at least seven years before a retrial was ordered.

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