'Devastated' Al Jazeera journalist's family to press for deportation

2015-08-29 12:26
Mohamed Fahmy. (Al-Jazeera, AFP)

Mohamed Fahmy. (Al-Jazeera, AFP)

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Cairo - The family of Al Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy say they are "devastated" by the three-year sentence handed to him by an Egyptian court, and will seek to have him deported to Canada, where he holds citizenship.

"We can't believe that this has happened again, even after the court's own technical committee said that there was no fabrication [in the journalists' work]," Fahmy's brother Adel tells dpa.

"It's very clear that they're just trying to appease public opinion and not relying in any way on due process," he adds. "We're trying to push for deportation. There's no judicial way out. We cannot rely on a second appeal at all.

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