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Reporter Greste boards plane to leave Egypt: airport official

February 1, 2015

Australian journalist Peter Greste boarded a plane to Larnaca in Cyprus after Egypt ordered his deportation on Sunday following months of imprisonment, an airport official told AFP.

The Al-Jazeera English reporter, arrested in Cairo in December 2013, is expected to then travel to his home country.

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