CAIRO - Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy has left a prison in Cairo hours after an Egyptian court ordered him released on bail.
Both his brother, Adel Fahmy, and Al-Jazeera English tweeted late Thursday that Fahmy has been released from the police station.
Fahmy, who has spent more than a year in a Cairo prison, moved a step closer to freedom hours earlier when the court granted his release on bail.
The surprise development prompted expressions of jubilation from Mohamed Fahmy's family, although the 40-year-old's legal battles aren't quite over yet.
An Egyptian judge granted bail for Fahmy after a retrial began for him and an Egyptian co-worker, who face terror-related charges their families have called ridiculous.
The case was then put over to Feb. 23.
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