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Journalist Mohamed Fahmy started the group with his fiancee Marwa Omara in 2015. Their first case was Mahmoud Abou Zeid, known as "Shawkan", a photojournalist who is in prison in Egypt. the Fahmi Foundation also tried to help American journalist Jason Rezaian in Iran, Ahmed Ziada in Egypt, and Mohamed Al-Ajami, a Qatari poet. Jason Rezaian was free in January 2016.
References[change | change source]
- "Fahmy Foundation".
- Nick Logan (5 March 2015). "Mohamed Fahmy starts foundation to help imprisoned journalists". Global News.
- "Fahmy Foundation commemorates World Press Freedom Day at Vancouver Art Gallery on May 3 - Post - Arab America". Arab America.
- Dana Milbank (29 January 2016). "After 18 months in an Iranian prison, a triumphant return for Jason Rezaian". Washington Post.