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Freed Al Jazeera journalist hopeful about ongoing court case in Egypt; retrial due next week

  • Freed Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste smiles as he answers a question during an event in central London, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. Greste discussed his detention in Egypt and the case against him and colleagues Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy. Greste was released after spending over 400 days in jail following his conviction in July 2014 for spreading false news and supporting the Muslim Brotherhood. His colleagues were released on bail on Feb. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

    Freed Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste smiles as he answers a question during an event in central London, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. Greste discussed his detention in Egypt and the case against him and colleagues Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy. Greste was released after spending over 400 days in jail following his conviction in July 2014 for spreading false news and supporting the Muslim Brotherhood. His colleagues were released on bail on Feb. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)  (The Associated Press)

  • Freed Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste smiles as he answers a question during an event in central London, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. Greste discussed his detention in Egypt and the case against him and colleagues Baher Mohammed and Mohamed Fahmy. Greste was released after spending over 400 days in jail following his conviction in July 2014 for spreading false news and supporting the Muslim Brotherhood. His colleagues were released on bail on Feb. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

    Freed Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste smiles as he answers a question during an event in central London, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. Greste discussed his detention in Egypt and the case against him and colleagues Baher Mohammed and Mohamed Fahmy. Greste was released after spending over 400 days in jail following his conviction in July 2014 for spreading false news and supporting the Muslim Brotherhood. His colleagues were released on bail on Feb. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)  (The Associated Press)

  • Freed Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste answers a question during an event in central London, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. Greste discussed his detention in Egypt and the case against him and colleagues Baher Mohammed and Mohamed Fahmy. Greste was released after spending over 400 days in jail following his conviction in July 2014 for spreading false news and supporting the Muslim Brotherhood. His colleagues were released on bail on Feb. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

    Freed Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste answers a question during an event in central London, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. Greste discussed his detention in Egypt and the case against him and colleagues Baher Mohammed and Mohamed Fahmy. Greste was released after spending over 400 days in jail following his conviction in July 2014 for spreading false news and supporting the Muslim Brotherhood. His colleagues were released on bail on Feb. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)  (The Associated Press)

Freed Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste says it is too soon to celebrate because his two colleagues still face retrial in Egypt.

Greste was freed from an Egyptian prison earlier this month and his two colleagues were released last week. He told BBC on Thursday that the controversial court cases seem to be moving in the right direction.

Greste had initially been sentenced to seven years in jail for spreading false information and helping the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood. He was deported from Egypt on his release.

Colleagues Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohammed are still in Egypt and are required to report regularly to the police in advance of a retrial expected to begin next week.

Their imprisonment for more than a year sparked numerous protests throughout the world.