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Amal Clooney to Meet Egyptian President

Lawyer Amal Clooney informed Egyptian president Abdel-Fattah El-Sissi in a letter Saturday that she will meet with him “as soon as possible” to push for the release of jailed Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy. Fahey spent a year in Egyptian jail on charges of assisting the Muslim Brotherhood, and was sentenced to more prison time in June along with Australian journalist Peter Greste. Greste, however, was deported to Australia last week. “Since Mr. Greste’s release, Mr. Fahey’s Egyptian Counsel has been informed by Egyptian government officials that his release was to follow, and that it was imminent,” Clooney wrote. “This was to be expected, given that Mr. Fahmy has been the victim of the same injustice as Mr. Greste.”