March 31, 2014 file photo, al-Jazeera English producer Baher Mohamed, left, Canadian-Egyptian acting Cairo bureau chief Mohammed Fahmy, centre, and correspondent Peter Greste
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Peter Greste: Egyptian president urged to free journalist

Three journalists from al-Jazeera who have been in prison in Egypt for more than a year are to be retried.

The men, including the former BBC correspondent Peter Greste, were convicted in June of aiding the banned Muslim Brotherhood party.

They will remain in jail until the new trial is held.

Mr Greste's brothers are calling on the Egyptian president to release him by decree and deport him.

Jon Donnison reports.

  • 02 Jan 2015
  • From the section Africa
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