Brussels, 02/02/2015
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STATEMENT

Statement by the spokesperson on the release of journalist Peter Greste in Egypt

The release of Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste, detained for 400 days is a positive step taken by the Egyptian authorities.

His colleagues, Mohammed Fahmy and Baher Mohammed however, remain in custody and we call for their release.

Freedom of expression is an essential element of a democratic society. Journalists must be able to work in a safe working environment.