• Al Jazeera demands release of remaining two jailed journalists


Al Jazeera has said that the campaign to free its journalists in Egypt will not end till all three have been released.


Peter Greste is on his way out of the country after 400 days in detention, but Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy remain behind bars. The network says that all three have to be exonerated and the convictions against its other journalists tried in absentia also have to be lifted.


Mostefa Souag, acting Director General of Al Jazeera Media Network, said, “We’re pleased for Peter and his family that they are to be reunited. It has been an incredible and unjustifiable ordeal for them, and they have coped with incredible dignity. Peter’s integrity is not just intact, but has been further enhanced by the fortitude and sacrifice he has shown for his profession of informing the public. We will not rest until Baher and Mohamed also regain their freedom. The Egyptian authorities have it in their power to finish this properly today, and that is exactly what they must do.”

Note to editors: 

For interview requests, email pressoffice@aljazeera.net.
Watch and embed an interview with Al Jazeera MD Al Anstey about Peter’s release at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AstwtIl3fI.
Please continue to show solidarity with Baher and Mohamed by using the hashtag #FreeAJStaff on social media.
Kevin Kriedemann & Joy Sapieka
Publicists: Africa