Al Jazeera's Peter Greste Freed From Egyptian Prison
Egypt has freed and deported one of three Al Jazeera journalists jailed in 2013 for reporting "false news."By Zach Toombs | February 1, 2015
Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste is finally headed home to Australia after being held in an Egyptian prison for 400 days.
Peter Greste filed this and many other reports from Egypt during its revolution. But in December 2013, once the Muslim Brotherhood was ousted and the Egyptian military took charge, he and two colleagues, Mohamed Fadel Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, were imprisoned and charged with reporting false news and working with the previous government. In June 2014, Greste was sentenced to seven years in prison.
"A world where journalists are not free to report the facts," Al Jazeera's Shiulie Ghosh said.