Adel (R), brother of Al Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy, his mother (2nd R), and members of the Canadian embassy, including the Canadian ambassador (2nd L), are seen at a court in Cairo, February 12, 2015. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih
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Two Al-Jazeera journalists were freed from an Egyptian prison Friday pending retrial, their families said, after spending more than a year in jail in a case that provoked global uproar.A Cairo court Thursday ordered the release of Canadian Mohammad Fahmy and Egyptian Baher Mohammad, who face retrial on charges of supporting the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood.Fahmy and Mohamed must appear in court again on February 23, after a court said last month there was unsufficient evidence to support their conviction and ordered a retrial.Fahmy, previously a dual national, renounced his Egyptian citizenship in a bid to be deported.He was made to pay 250,000 Egyptian pounds ($33,000/28,950 euros) bail, as Canada welcomed his release but denounced the retrial.
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