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Amnesty: Thousands in Egypt are still falsely imprisoned

Amnesty International said they were happy to hear about the release of Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste, but remained concerned for Baher Mohamed, and Mohamed Fahmy, his colleagues who remain in prison.

Speaking to Political Correspondent Libby Wiener, Nicholas Piachaud also said it was important to remember that the case of the journalists was just the "tip of the iceberg" and that thousands of people across Egypt were imprisoned simply for questioning authorities or protesting peacefully.


Police confirm body found in lake is missing mother-of-four

A body found in a lake in Dorset had been formally identified as missing mother-of-four Samantha Henderson, police have confirmed.

The body was discovered in the lake at Ham Common in Poole on Friday.

Samantha Henderson Credit: Dorset Police

The last confirmed reported sighting of the 25-year-old - who has children aged six, four, two and one - was at around 3pm outside Corfe Castle Primary School more than a week ago.

A post mortem carried out on the body revealed she had suffered a violent assault, with injuries around her head and neck.

Her boyfriend Dominic Isom, 27, also of Corfe Castle, has been charged with her murder. He appeared in court on Friday and was remanded in custody until July 13, when he will appear at Winchester Crown Court.

Police are still appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

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Search called off for man swept out to sea

The Coastguard has called off the search for a 51 year old man swept out to sea in North Cornwall.

Shane Galliers was scattering the ashes of his sister, who died last year, when he was caught by a large wave. His mother, Pat Howells, says she doesn't know how the tragedy occurred.

The Padstow lifeboat and Rescue 169 - the Navy search and rescue helicopter from Culdrose - were on the scene both last night and this morning helping the coastguard shore team in storm force conditions.

Last night it was quite horrendous. There was a fairly strong north westerly. The Padstow lifeboat was bouncing around. Everything was thrown at it, everything was done superbly.

– Ken Richards, Port Isaac Coastguard Team

Shane's daughter, Megan Almond, says her father adored his family - which included four grandchildren. His mother says, 'he was just so happy'.

Mohamed Fahmy to be released from Egyptian prison

Al Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy is expected to be released from an Egyptian prison within days, a security official said.

The official said paperwork work was being completed that would allow authorities to deport Fahmy to Canada.

Mohamed Fadel Fahmy is expected to be released from prison in Egypt. Credit: Twitter: @AJEnglish

The comments followed the deportation of Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste to Australia.

Read: Fiancée of imprisoned journalist 'hopeful' of release


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Alan Barnes: 'Amazed and overwhelmed'

Alan Barnes says he is absolutely amazed and overwhelmed by the outpouring of generosity which has seen thousands donated to help him move home.

The 67-year-old says he is too sacred to return home after being attacked as he took the bins out.

Today he met with Katie Cutler, the local 21-year-old who set up web page to try to raise £500. That total is now more than £200 thousand.

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