Wednesday 24 May 2017

Al Jazeera journalists freed from prison before retrial

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 10:59 -- Henri Ahyite

(CNN)Two Al Jazeera journalists walked out of an Egyptian prison Friday after more than 400 days behind bars.

A Cairo court granted bail to Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed pending a retrial on charges that they supported the banned Muslim Brotherhood.

Their colleague Peter Greste, who was convicted with them, was freed about two weeks ago and deported to his native Australia.

Fahmy, a dual citizen of Egypt and Canada, posted about U.S. $ 33,000 in bail. Mohamed, an Egyptian citizen, is not required to pay but is barred from leaving the country before the retrial on February 23.

"Baher is home and with his family," said his wife, Jihan Rashed.