Amal Clooney celebrates release of Egyptian journalists from prison

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Amal Clooney Celebrates Release Of Egyptian Journalists From Prison

Amal Clooney says she's "encouraged" by an Egyptian court's decision to release Al Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed on bail.

Fahmy and Mohamed has been in prison since June after they were convicted of spreading false news to help the Muslim Brotherhood, which is now considered a terrorist organization in the country.

A retrial was ordered last month, overturning their convictions. But Clooney, who was one of Fahmy's lawyers, was cautious, saying, "...there is no guarantee that a retrial will be carried out in compliance with international standards or result in the full acquittal on all charges that Fahmy deserves. It may also take several months to complete."

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VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MAY 29: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white) George Clooney and Amal Clooney leave at the end of 'Un Muro o Un Ponte' Seminary held by Pope Francis at the Paul VI Hall on May 29, 2016 in Vatican City, Vatican. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MAY 29: George Clooney and Amal Clooney leave at the end of 'Un Muro o Un Ponte' Seminary held by Pope Francis at the Paul VI Hall on May 29, 2016 in Vatican City, Vatican. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MAY 29: George Clooney and Amal Clooney attend 'Un Muro o Un Ponte' Seminary held by Pope Francis at the Paul VI Hall on May 29, 2016 in Vatican City, Vatican. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MAY 29: George Clooney and Amal Clooney attend 'Un Muro o Un Ponte' Seminary held by Pope Francis at the Paul VI Hall on May 29, 2016 in Vatican City, Vatican. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MAY 29: George Clooney and Amal Clooney attend 'Un Muro o Un Ponte' Seminary held by Pope Francis at the Paul VI Hall on May 29, 2016 in Vatican City, Vatican. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 12: George Clooney and Amal Clooney attend the 'Money Monster' Premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 12, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Tony Barson/FilmMagic)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 12: Jodie Foster, Julia Roberts, George Clooney, and Amal Clooney attend the 'Money Monster' Premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 12, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Tony Barson/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 26: Lawyer Amal Alamuddin Clooney (L) and actor George Clooney attend the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' 'Our Brand Is Crisis' at TCL Chinese Theatre on October 26, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
IBIZA, SPAIN - AUGUST 23: Founder of Casamigos Tequila George Clooney (L) and Amal Clooney attend as Casamigos founders Rande Gerber, George Clooney and Mike Meldman host the official launch of Casamigos Tequila in Ibiza and Spain at Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Hotel on August 23, 2015 in Ibiza, Spain. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Casamigos Tequila)
US movie star George Clooney (R), accompanied by his wife Amal (L), arrives at Haneda airport in Tokyo on May 24, 2015. Clooney is now here for the Japanese premiere of his new film 'Tomorrowland', a retro-futuristic spectacle mixing environmental themes with sci-fi wizardry. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN - MAY 25: George Clooney and Amal Clooney attend the Tokyo premiere of 'Tomorrowland' at Roppongi Hills on May 25, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Jun Sato/WireImage)
ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 09: Actor George Clooney (R) and wife/attorney Amal Clooney attend Disney's 'Tomorrowland' - Los Angeles Premiere at AMC Downtown Disney 12 Theater on May 9, 2015 in Anaheim, California.(Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin leave the 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Costume Institute Benefit Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 04, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by JOCE/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
Photo by: KGC-146/STAR MAX/IPx 4/7/15 Amal Alamuddin Clooney is seen in New York City. (NYC)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Amal Clooney and George Clooney are seen on May 2, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by NCP/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK - APRIL 28: Amal Clooney, George Clooney get dinner at Caravaggio in Upper East Side on APRIL 28, 2015 in New York, New York. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - APRIL 18: Amal Clooney and George Clooney PDA on the set of Money Monster on APRIL 18, 2015 in New York, New York. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 12: George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin Clooney are seen on the set of 'Money Monster' on April 12, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Nancy Rivera/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01: Baria Alamuddin, Amal Clooney and Ramzi Alamuddin are seen in the East Village on May 1, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 07: George Clooney and Amal Clooney are seen March 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/GC Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor George Clooney (L) and Amal Clooney attend the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 28: Actor George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin sighting at Hotel Cipriani September 28, 2014 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Ernesto Ruscio/GC Images)
George Clooney, left, and his fiancee Amal Alamuddin arrive in Venice, Italy, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Clooney, 53, and Alamuddin, 36, are expected to get married this weekend in Venice, one of the world’s most romantic settings. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
George Clooney is flanked by his wife Amal Alamuddin as they cruise the Grand Canal after leaving the Aman luxury Hotel in Venice, Italy, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. George Clooney married human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin Saturday, the actor's representative said, out of sight of pursuing paparazzi and adoring crowds. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
US actor George Clooney and British lawyer Amal Alamuddin arrive on September 29, 2014 at the palazzo Ca Farsetti in Venice, for a civil ceremony to officialise their wedding. AFP PHOTO / PIERRE TEYSSOT (Photo credit should read PIERRE TEYSSOT/AFP/Getty Images)
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In a bid to win his release, Fahmy renounced his Egyptian citizenship in hopes of being deported to Canada, where he is also a citizen.

A presidential decree allows foreign nationals convicted of crimes in Egypt to be deported.

Clooney is also delving into another international case. She will be a part of a lawsuit involving 11 prisoners known as the "hooded men."

They claim they were tortured by the British army in Northern Ireland in 1971.

Clooney, along with a group of lawyers, will try to get the UK to officially classify the army's actions as "torture."

Clooney, who is married to Hollywood heartthrob George Clooney, is an international human rights lawyer.

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