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Lawyer for Al-jazeera Journalist Blasts Canadian Government

Canadian Al-Jazeera English journalist Mohamed Fahmy prepares to talk to the judge in a courthouse near Tora prison in Cairo, Egypt, Feb. 12, 2015. (Hassan Ammar/AP Photo)
Canadian Al-Jazeera English journalist Mohamed Fahmy prepares to talk to the judge in a courthouse near Tora prison in Cairo, Egypt, Feb. 12, 2015. (Hassan Ammar/AP Photo)

TORONTO—The lawyer for a Canadian Al-Jazeera journalist is blasting the Canadian government for not doing enough to secure his release from Egypt. Journalist Mohamed Fahmy...




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