Mohamed Fahmy behind wire
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Egypt jailed journalist asks: Nationality or freedom?

Jailed Al-Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy has asked his Twitter followers whether they would renounce their nationality if it meant they could be freed.

The Cairo bureau chief and two colleagues were arrested in December 2013 on charges including spreading false news and aiding the Muslim Brotherhood.

Australian Peter Greste was freed and deported on 1 February 2015.

Egyptian-Canadian Mr Fahmy could also be deported - if he renounces his Egyptian citizenship.

The third journalist, Baher Mohamed, is Egyptian so cannot seek deportation.

Video produced by Sara Barman

  • 02 Feb 2015
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