Egypt Frees Jailed Al-Jazeera Journalist Peter Greste

Al-Jazeera's Australian correspondent Peter Greste, seen here at a court room during trial in Cairo, Egypt, was released and deported Sunday. (AP)

Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste is being released and deported from Egypt, according to the state news agency.

Greste and two other men were arrested in December 2013 and imprisoned in June of last year, on charges that included spreading false news.

According to the BBC, there is no word on whether the two other men, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, will be released.

This is a breaking news story and we will have more updates as information comes in.

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