在9月23日，埃及總統阿卜杜拉．法塔赫．塞西在穆斯林節慶前夕，宣佈特赦及釋放100名人士，其中包括卡塔爾半島電視台記者Mohamed Fahmy 及 Baher Mohamed。
他們兩人與任職同一電視台的澳洲藉記者Peter Greste，在2013年因採訪埃及穆斯林兄弟會示威而被當局拘留，並被控以「 發佈假新聞」及判監禁10年；而在上訴審訊後，Peter 被驅逐出境，另外兩位記者則被改判監禁3年，並被扣留至獲釋日為止。
Al Jazeera Journalists have been pardoned!
The Egypt President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has granted pardons to 100 people including Al Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed ahead of the Muslim Eid holiday.
Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, who were recently convicted of ‘spreading false news’ along with their colleague, Peter Greste, after being arrested in 2013 for covering protest organized by the Muslim Brotherhood. The Egyptian court has ruled a 10-year jail terms to all 3 of them and has reduced to 3 years after the court of appeal. Peter Greste has been released and deported after the appeal hearing, leaving 2 remaining journalists behind bars until the pardon has decreed.
Our Egypt research team had a chance to meet Mohamed Fahmy in early October. He was extremely grateful for Amnesty's support. He said even while in solitary confinement the attention on the case would slip through the cracks to reach him and give him hope
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