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Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi speaks during a joint news conference with Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir (not seen) in Khartoum June 27, 2014. (REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah)

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

Yahoo News

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said he wished the imprisoned Al Jazeera journalists, convicted of aiding "a terrorist group", had been deported and not put on trial, a newspaper reported on Monday.

Sisi's comments sparked hope for the family of Australian reporter Peter Greste who, along with colleagues Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, was jailed last month for 10 years.

Sisi was quoted by Egypt's Al-Masry Al-Youm private newspaper as saying the verdict "had very negative effects".

(Reuters)

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