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Egypt’s Sisi pardons jailed Jazeera journalist Fahmy

September 23, 2015

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Wednesday pardoned the jailed Canadian journalist with Al-Jazeera television, Mohamed Fahmy, a presidency official said.

State news agency MENA said the journalist and two others jailed with Fahmy were among a group of 100 pardoned prisoners, including women activists Sana Seif and Yara Sallam.

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