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Egypt orders deportation of jailed Australian reporter

A senior interior ministry official said Egypt has decided to deport jailed Australian reporter Peter Greste to his home country

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Egypt has decided to deport jailed Australian reporter Peter Greste to his home country, a senior interior ministry official told AFP on Sunday.

“There is a presidential decision to deport Peter Greste to Australia,” the official told AFP.

Greste had been sentenced to seven years in prison along with a fellow Al-Jazeera reporter, Canadian-Egyptian Mohamed Fahmy, for allegedly aiding the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood group.

Their Egyptian Al-Jazeera colleague Baher Mohamed was also sentenced to 10 years.