TORONTO – Al-Jazeera English journalist Mohamed Fahmy says Canada is refusing to issue him a new passport.
Fahmy, who was born in Egypt and is a naturalized Canadian citizen, was freed in February from jail in Egypt, where he remains on bail awaiting trial. Fahmy renounced his Egyptian citizenship last year as a condition of any future release from Egypt.
Fahmy and two other journalists were charged with being part of a terrorist group and airing falsified footage. They deny the charges.
Fahmy says he was told Egyptian officials lost his Canadian passport. He says needs it to get married and for security reasons. He says he's on a no-fly list already.
Canada's foreign affairs spokeswoman Erica Meekes says Fahmy will receive a new passport once his bail conditions are met.