Describing it as a “matter of principle”, Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy is continuing his fight to get back his Egyptian citizenship.
Fahmy, who was jailed along with two others on largely discredited terror-related charges in Egypt, says he gave up the Egyptian part of his dual status to speed up that country’s legal process over his release.
Speaking on CKNW’s Lynda Steele show Tuesday, the now Vancouver resident says he’s seeing an encouraging response in Egypt’s media.
“And I’m saying this due to the coverage I’m seeing in the Egyptian press today by major and respected TV hosts and journalists who are pretty much on my side.”
Fahmy was arrested in 2013 and jailed until he was released on bail in February this year.
“We never conspired with the Muslim Brotherhood, we never fabricated news so the least you can do after this ordeal is move on with your life and try to live a normal life again, you know?”
A second trial sentenced him to three years before he was finally pardoned in September this year.