Peter Greste Released After 400 Days In Egypt Prison

Peter Greste Released After 400 Days In Egypt Prison

Australian journalist Peter Greste has been deported from Egypt after 400 days behind bars, and has flown to Cyprus on his way home to Australia.

This story was originally published by ABC News

What does Peter Greste's deportation after 400 days in an Egyptian prison say about freedom of press, globally?

Greste was set free by order of Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi under a new law allowing foreign prisoners to be deported.

The Al Jazeera journalist travelled straight to the airport with his brother, and was said to be in good health when he boarded the plane to Cyprus.

There was no official word on the fate of his two colleagues — Canadian-Egyptian Mohamed Fahmy and Egyptian national Baher Mohamed — who were also jailed in a case that provoked an international outcry.

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