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Middle East & North Africa - Presidential pardon for Al Jazeera journalists jailed on "terrorism" charge

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders welcomes today's presidential pardon for Al Jazeera English journalists Mohamed Fadel Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, who had been imprisoned since late August after being convicted of working without permission, broadcasting “false news” and supporting "terrorism". "The announced pardon is good news for the Al Jazeera journalists, who should never have been tried and jailed in the first place”, said Alexandra El Khazen, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Middle East (...)

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