The Canadian Press

2015-02-17 | Egypt Cda Al Jazeera

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A Canadian journalist facing terror-related charges in Egypt says his biggest hope for freedom remains a law that allows foreigners convicted or accused of crime to be deported. Mohamed Fahmy says even though he was released on bail after spending more than 400 days in prison, he is in legal limbo because he's facing a re-trial starting next week. In an interview from Cairo, Fahmy tells The Canadian Press that the thought of returning to Canada is what kept him going through his darkest days. (Fahmy says he hasn't received any "convincing explanation" from the Canadian government on why he hasn't been deported like his Australian colleague but says Egyptian authorities have told his family that Canada hasn't been exerting enough pressure on his behalf.)

Date: 2015-02-17
Placeline: CAIRO.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 16 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << I have the vision of finally Landing in Canada and I have not worry about anything I'm just >>


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