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Al-Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy’s release from Egypt jail ‘imminent’: Canada FM

February 2, 2015

Egyptian-Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy’s release from an Egyptian jail is “imminent,” Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird told Canada’s public broadcaster on Monday.

His spokesman confirmed the statement but declined to elaborate, as Canadian diplomats reportedly met their counterparts in Cairo to press the case, a day after another detainee and fellow Al-Jazeera journalist was released to Australia.

Dispatches from AFP concerning freedom of information, censorship and news coverage in regions where independent media is under threat.