TheNigerianVoice Online Radio Center

Egypt President Pardons 100 Prisoners, Including Al Jazeera Journalist: Sources

Listen to article

Egypt president pardons 100 prisoners, including Al Jazeera journalist: sourcesEgypt’s President Abdel Fatta al-Sisi pardoned 100 prisoners, including Canadian Al Jazeera TV journalist Mohamed Fahmy, on Wednesday, security sources said.

The reported pardons came a day before Sisi plans to head to New York for the 70th session of the U.N. General Assembly.

Fahmy, along with three other Al Jazeera journalists, was sentenced to three years in prison in a retrial last month on charges of operating without a press license and broadcasting material harmful to Egypt.