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Journalist Mohammed Fahmy files lawsuit against Al-Jazeera

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CAIRO (AP) -- Canadian-Egyptian journalist Mohammed Fahmy says he has filed a lawsuit against the Al-Jazeera network in Canada.

At a press conference Monday, Al-Jazeera English's acting bureau chief in Egypt Mohammed Fahmy, who is facing terrorism-related charges in Egypt, accused the Qatari network of endangering him and his colleagues.

His lawyer Joanna Gialason told reporters that the lawsuit filed at the British Columbia Supreme Court seeks $100 million in punitive and remedial damages and accuses Al-Jazeera of negligence, negligent misrepresentation and breach of contract.

A spokesman for Al-Jazeera says the network is preparing a statement to respond.

Fahmy is being tried along with Egyptian producer Baher Mohammed on charges accusing them of being part of a terrorist group and airing falsified footage. The journalists insist they were just doing their job.

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