Egyptian president pardons 100 prisoners, including three from Al Jazeera

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi Wednesday pardoned 100 prisoners, including three Al Jazeera televiion journalists, a day before setting off for the annual United Nations summit of world leaders in New York. The journalists, Canadian Mohamed Fahmy, Egyptian Baher Mohamed and Australian Peter Greste, were sentenced to three years in prison in a retrial last month for operating without a press license and broadcasting material harmful to Egypt. Greste had already been deported in February.

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