Canada says release of Al-Jazeera journalist is ‘imminent’

Canada’s foreign minister said Monday the release of Al-Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy from a prison in Egypt is “imminent.” Fahmy, a dual Egyptian-Canadian citizen, has relinquished his Egyptian citizenship as prerequisite to his deportation.

Foreign Minister John Baird spoke to the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. a day after Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste of Australia was released after more than a year in prison. Baird gave no specific time frame for Fahmy’s release, and his spokesman declined further comment.



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