Greste collagues Mohamed and Fahmy released on bail

The two colleagues of Australian journalist Peter Greste have been released on bail by an Egyptian Court, according to a statement released by Al Jazeera.

Baher Mohamed, Mohamed Fahmy and Peter Greste. Al Jazeera

Baher Mohamed, Mohamed Fahmy and Peter Greste. Al Jazeera

Greste was freed from an Egyptian prison earlier this month after more than a year behind bars, but Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy remain in Egypt with their futures uncertain.

The Al Jazeera trio have always maintained their innocence after being convicted of aiding the banned Muslim Brotherhood.

That conviction was overturned last year, with a retrial ordered, following numerous international appeals for clemency from the Egyptian authorities by journalism groups as well as Greste’s family, Al-Jazeera and the Australian government.

An Al Jazeera spokesman said: “Bail is a small step in the right direction, and allows Baher and Mohamed to spend time with their families after 411 days apart. The focus though is still on the court reaching the correct verdict at the next hearing by dismissing this absurd case and releasing both these fine journalists unconditionally.”

The next hearing will be on 23rd February.


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