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Why The Third Jailed Al Jazeera Journalist Is Being Singled Out

Australian colleague Peter Greste has been deported, and Canadian-Egyptian Mohamed Fahmy is expected to be released to Canada. But Baher Mohamed, the third Al Jazeera prisoner, is being treated differently for what appears to be a very simple reason.

Baher Mohamed (left) and Mohamed Fahmy in a Cairo court in March 2014.
Baher Mohamed (left) and Mohamed Fahmy in a Cairo court in March 2014.
Dalia Rabie

CAIROConvicted Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste is back in Australia, and reports suggest that fellow journalist Mohamed Fahmy will soon follow suit and be deported to Canada. But uncertainty still looms over the fate of their Egyptian colleague, Baher Mohamed.

The three men were arrested on Dec. 29, 2013, while reporting on the violent aftermath of former President Mohamed Morsi's ouster for Al Jazeera's English division. Prosecuted on terrorism-related charges for spreading false news with the intent of destabilizing the country, the international community was outraged when they were sentenced to seven years in prison.

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End Of Roe v. Wade, The World Is Watching

As the Supreme Court decides to overturn the 1973 decision that guaranteed abortion rights, many fear an imminent threat to abortion rights in the U.S. But in other countries, the global fight for sexual and reproductive rights is going in different directions.

"Don't abort my right" At 2019 pro-choice march In Toulouse, France.

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Hannah Steinkopf-Frank and Sophia Constantino

PARIS — Nearly 50 years after it ensured the right to abortion to Americans, the United States Supreme Court overturned the Roe v. Wade case, meaning that millions of women in the U.S. may lose their constitutional right to abortion.

The groundbreaking decision is likely to set off a range of restrictions on abortion access in multiple states in the U.S., half of which are expected to implement new bans on the procedure. Thirteen have already passed "trigger laws" that will automatically make abortion illegal.

U.S. President Joe Biden called the ruling "a tragic error" and urged individual states to enact laws to allow the procedure.

In a country divided on such a polarizing topic, the decision is likely to cause major shifts in American law and undoubtedly spark outrage among the country’s pro-choice groups. Yet the impact of such a momentous shift, like others in the United States, is also likely to reverberate around the world — and perhaps, eventually, back again in the 50 States.

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