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Egypt Releases and Deports Al Jazeera Journalist Peter Greste From Australia

Peter Greste was jailed for more than a year in a case that had been criticized by human rights groups. Two other journalists in the same case remain in prison.

CAIRO — The Egyptian authorities have released and deported an Australian journalist jailed for more than a year in a case that had been criticized by human rights groups.

The Australian, Peter Greste, is one of three journalists for Al Jazeera’s English-language affiliate jailed on charges of reporting false news in a conspiracy with the Muslim Brotherhood to destabilize the country.

The Committee to Protect Journalists, an independent nonprofit group, said in December that at least 12 journalists were in jail in Egypt, most of them Egyptian citizens. Mr. Greste’s departure presumably reduces that number to at least 11.

Source: The New York Times (1551 Articles)
Written by David D. Kirkpatrick