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Brothers call on Egypt to deport Al Jazeera journalist after retrial granted

The brothers of Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste have called on the Egypt president to deport him after he and two other journalists were granted a retrial.

Greste, along with two other Al Jazeera journalists Canadian-Egyptian Mohamed Fahmy and Egyptian Baher Mohamed, had their sentences for allegedly spreading false news cancelled but must remain in prison in Egypt before the retrial.

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Egyptian court orders retrial for jailed Al Jazeera journalists

Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed behind bars in Egypt. Credit: Reuters

Three Al Jazeera journalists jailed in Egypt have been granted a retrial.

Former BBC correspondent Peter Greste, along with Canadian-Egyptian Mohamed Fahmy and Egyptian Baher Mohamed, have been held since their arrest in December 2013.

They were jailed in June after the state found them guilty of charges of abetting terrorists, spreading false news and endangering national security.

Al Jazeera have always insisted that the men were just doing their job.

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