Peter Greste Egyptian Deportation Application Lodged

Since November 2014, 6 St James' Hall Chambers' international law specialists Dr Christopher Ward and Dr Stephen Tully have been acting pro bono for jailed Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste. Instructed by Chris Flynn of Gilbert & Tobin Lawyers, they acted on the successful appeal to the Court of Cassation and associated issues (see our earlier blog).

This evening, Mr Greste's Australian lawyers announced that a formal application has now been lodged with the Egyptian Government for Mr Greste's deportation. In November 2014, Egypt issued a new decree granting the President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi the power to deport foreign defendants convicted or accused of crimes.

Read online the transcript of Mr Flynn's interview with ABC Radio's PM programme.