获释的澳大利亚记者称不更换职业 Freed Journalist Greste Says He Doesn't Want to Change Careers

澳大利亚记者格雷斯特表示,尽管他因被控散布“假消息”而被埃及当局监禁400天,他愿继续做外国媒体记者。

本星期早些时候,这名半岛电视台记者被埃及驱逐出境。星期四,格雷斯特面带笑容,与他的父母在家乡布里斯班出席了记者会。他表示,不会放弃自己的工作。

格雷斯特还谈到,他的同事埃及裔加拿大公民法赫米和埃及公民默哈迈德还在狱中,这让他感到难过。

这三名记者于2013年12月被逮捕。埃及法庭指控他们支持被取缔的穆斯林兄弟会以及散布假消息,但检察官几乎没有提出任何证据。

格雷斯特说,他在狱中经受了精神和身体的磨难。但他表示自己的“健康状况相当好”,并说他和他的同事在监狱里没有受到虐待。

Australian journalist Peter Greste says he wants to remain a foreign news correspondent, even after spending 400 days in an Egyptian jail on charges of broadcasting "false news."

The Al-Jazeera journalist, who was deported from Egypt earlier this week, smiled broadly as he spoke at a news conference Thursday alongside his parents in his hometown of Brisbane.

Greste also spoke of the difficulty in leaving behind his colleagues, Canadian-Egyptian Mohamed Fahmy and Egyptian citizen Baher Mohamad, who remain in jail.

The journalists were arrested in December 2013 under charges they aided the banned Muslim Brotherhood and spread false news, though prosecutors provided little evidence for the accusations.

Greste said his time in detention was tough physically and mentally. But he added that he is in "pretty good health" and that he and his colleagues were not abused while in jail.