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Mohamed Fahmy, Al-Jazeera English journalist, signs book deal

Al-Jazeera English journalist Mohamed Fahmy, who remains in Egypt on bail while awaiting trial on terror charges, has signed a book deal.

Canadian journalist on bail in Egypt while awaiting trial on terror charges

Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy has signed a book deal with Random House Canada. The Al-Jazeera English journalist remains on bail in Egypt while awaiting trial on terror charges, which have drawn international criticism. (Al Jazeera/CBC)

Al-Jazeera English journalist Mohamed Fahmy, who remains in Egypt on bail while awaiting trial on terror charges, has signed a book deal.

Fahmy, a naturalized Canadian born in Egypt, and two other journalists were arrested in 2013 and charged with being part of a terrorist group and airing falsified footage intended to damage national security.

Al-Jazeera is based in Qatar, a main backer of ousted president Mohammed Morsi's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group.

The journalists insist they were just doing their job by covering pro-Islamist protests, and human rights organizations and media groups have criticized the trial.

Fahmy has also criticized Canada for not doing enough to win his release.

Australian journalist Peter Greste, also charged in the case, was deported in February.

Random House Canada is the publisher.

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