CAIRO, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Two Al-Jazeera journalists who spent more than 400 days in an Egyptian prison were released in advance of their retrial.
A judge granted bail to Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, who have spend 411 days in prison after being found guilty of rendering support to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group. The two will still face a judge in their retrial on the grounds there was no evidence to support the conviction. A third journalist who was convicted with them, Peter Greste, was deported to his native Australia about two weeks ago. The retrial is set for Feb. 23.