Egypt’s President Abdel Fatta al-Sisi pardoned 100 prisoners, including Canadian Al Jazeera TV journalist Mohamed Fahmy, on Wednesday, security sources said.

The reported pardons came a day before Sisi plans to head to New York for the 70th session of the U.N. General Assembly.

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Fahmy, along with three other Al Jazeera journalists, was sentenced to three years in prison in a retrial last month on charges of operating without a press license and broadcasting material harmful to Egypt.

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