Clooney says Canada should press Egypt on jailed journalist

George Clooney urged Canada’s prime minister on Friday to put pressure on Egypt’s government to free jailed Al-Jazeera English journalist Mohamed Fahmy from prison. Clooney’s wife, Amal, is Fahmy’s lawyer. The actor made the remarks about Prime Minister Stephen Harper on the red carpet of the Toronto International Film Festival. Fahmy, a Canadian, and two other journalists were sentenced to three years in prison this month in a case criticized by press freedom advocates and others. The case against Fahmy, Australian journalist Peter Greste and Egyptian producer Baher Mohammed embroiled the journalists in the political turbulence engulfing Egypt since the 2013 military ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.

via ynetnews.com

Source: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4700099,00.html

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