Richard Blanco was released on April 6. He still faces trial, and is obliged to present himself in court every 15 days. He cannot leave the country without the court's permission, and cannot speak to journalists about the trial. He has declared that he will be a candidate in the elections to the National Assembly in September.
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Egypt: Release Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed (UA 83/14)
Journalists Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed were jailed by a Cairo court on 29 August on charges of “broadcasting false news” and operating without authorization. The court sentenced journalist Peter Greste to prison in his absence.
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