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Egypt court frees two Al-Jazeera journalists

Updated: 2015-02-12 21:10

Egypt court frees two Al-Jazeera journalists

Al Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy (in sunglasses) gets ready to speak before the judge at a court in Cairo, February 12, 2015.[Photo/Agencies]

CAIRO - An Egyptian court on Thursday ordered the release of Al-Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, though charges against the two, including aiding a terrorist group, have yet to be dismissed, state media reported.

Fahmy, who served as Al-Jazeera's Cairo bureau chief, was released on a 250,000 Egyptian pound (33,000 US dollars) bail.

Mohamed, an Al-Jazeera producer with Egyptian citizenship, was released with no bail.

On Feb. 3, Fahmy renounced his Egyptian citizenship and kept the Canadian one, to pave the way for his deportation.

In court on Thursday, Fahmy, waving an Egyptian flag, told the judge he didn't want to give up his Egyptian citizenship, but was told to do so to be released.

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