October 13, 2015 | NEWS
Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy, who was recently freed from an Egyptian prison, arrived in Toronto, accusing the federal government of failing to do enough to secure his release. Speaking to the media at Ryerson University today, Fahmy thanked the public for their support. He says at first, he trusted that Prime Minister Stephen Harper was going to put pressure on Egypt, but later he felt betrayed and abandoned. He adds that he will use his freedom to speak out for other journalists who have been jailed for doing their jobs. Fahmy was one of three Al Jazeera English journalists arrested in Cairo in 2013, and convicted of widely-denounced terror charges. He received a presidential pardon last month, and flew to London, England before arriving in Toronto on Sunday.
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