Canadian journalist marks 100 days in Cairo prison, family says he's 'fed up'

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TORONTO - The family of an Egyptian-Canadian journalist who has now been held in a Cairo prison for 100 days says the man is getting "fed up" at being held on a "ridiculous" set of charges.

Mohamed Fahmy was working for Qatar-based satellite news broadcaster Al-Jazeera English when he was arrested on Dec. 29 along with his colleagues — Australian Peter Greste and Egyptian Baher Mohamed.

The trio are being tried along with 17 others in what's thought to be the first time journalists have been charged with terrorism-related offences in Egypt.

Fahmy's brother says the 40-year-old is frustrated at how slowly the trial is progressing and how his requests for bail keep being turned down.

Journalists around the world are marking the Al-Jazeera trio's 100 days behind bars by calling for their release on social media and through gatherings in London and New York.

Fahmy's trial resumes in Cairo on April 10.

Organizations: Al-Jazeera

Geographic location: Cairo, TORONTO, Egypt London New York

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