Canadian journalist Mohammed Fahmy and two of his Al Jazeera colleagues have been sentenced to three years in prison by an Egyptian court.
The former bureau chief for Al Jazeera was arrested along with Peter Greste and Baher Mohamed while working for the satellite news broadcaster.
They were detained at the end of 2013 after being accused by the Egyptian government for supporting a rival political group and subverting national security through their news coverage, including supporting the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood, a banned organization affiliated with ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi.
All three journalists pleaded their innocence throughout, as they were just doing their jobs, but they were found guilty and sentenced to prison terms.
Fahmy gave up his dual Egyptian citizenship while behind bars.
He moved to Canada with his family back in 1991 and lived in both Montreal and Vancouver for years before eventually working for the New York Times and CNN.
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