11/13/2014 09:50 am ET Updated Nov 13, 2014

Jailed Al Jazeera Journalist Peter Greste Could Be Released Before End Of Sentence


Jailed al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste could be returned to Australia before the end of his prison sentence in Egypt, after the Egyptian president, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, issued a decree allowing the deportation of foreigners accused of crimes on Egyptian soil.

The decree, issued on Wednesday, stated that at the request of government prosecutors, and with the approval of cabinet, the president “may agree to deliver the defendants and transfer the sentenced to their own countries, either for their trial or the execution of their sentence”.

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