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Mohamed Fahmy in court last year
Mohamed Fahmy in court last year
Wafa Abdel Hamid Bassiouni

Editor's Note: Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste, who was imprisoned in Cairo for 400 days with two of his colleagues, has been released by Egyptian authorities. The two other Al Jazeera journalists — Baher Mohamed, a producer, and the channel's Cairo bureau chief Mohamed Fahmy — still remain imprisoned in Egypt. The three journalists were sentenced to seven to 10 years on charges of spreading false news and aiding the Muslim Brotherhood. But their convictions were overturned Jan. 1 after the country’s highest court ordered a retrial. The following is an open letter from Mohamed Fahmy's mother to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, appealing for her son's release.

CAIRO — As a mother and an Egyptian citizen, I appeal to you, Mr. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, to pardon my son, the journalist Mohamed Fahmy. He is an innocent man and needs urgent medical treatment for his Hepatitis C and permanent disability in his shoulder. It hurts me to see his health deteriorating while I have little access to him.

He has lost full use of his arm and still needs a series of corrective bone operations that can only improve his arm's range of motion. One can only pray.

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For four years, indigenous photographer David Díaz Gonzales has documented the lives and movements of his Shipibo-Conibo community, as many of them migrated from their native Peruvian Amazon to the city. A work of remembrance and resistance.

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