Journalist demands $100m compensation from Al Jazeera

A lawyer representing an Al Jazeera journalist on trial in Egypt said the man has filed a lawsuit in a Canadian court accusing his employer of negligence and has demanded $100 million in compensation.

Journalist on trial demands $100m compensation from Al Jazeera. Credit: PA

Mohamed Fahmy, who spent more than 400 days in an Egyptian jail on charges of aiding a terrorist organisation, suggested Al Jazeera's actions landed him in jail.