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Al-Jazeera journalist freed by Egypt returns home in Australia

  • Peter Greste, the Al-Jazeera journalist freed by Egypt after spending 400 days in prison, has reunited with his family in Brisbane, Australia.

    Two of Greste’s colleagues, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, remain in jail. They were all convicted of several charges including helping the banned Muslim Brotherhood.

    Addressing the media in Australia, Greste said that the campaign to free him gained in strength because of the "incredible contribution" of his parents and brothers.

    He revealed how he spent many hours meditating in jail. Greste has called upon Egypt to release his two colleagues.

    Tagged as: Peter Greste, Al-Jazeera journalist, Brisbane, Australia, Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Fahmy, Baher Mohamed, Egypt jail, Egyptian prison, world news