EGYPT TO PARDON PRISONERS: FAMILY HOPES MOHAMED FAHMY INCLUDED

Jan 24, 2015

By Bob Sheppard

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Egypt’s president is expected to pardon a number of prisoners this weekend, and the family of 40-year-old Mohamed Fahmy is hoping the Egyptian-Canadian journalist is one of them.

Fahmy and two Al Jazeera English co-workers were arrested in December 2013 and convicted a year later on terror-related charges.

The roller-coaster ride continues for his family wondering if he will finally be freed from a Cairo prison.

Sunday marks the anniversary of the January 25th, 2011 uprising in Egypt that ousted longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak. The country’s new president is expected to issue pardons to a host of prisoners to commemorate the day.

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