Greste’s family have formally applied for the Al Jazeera journalist’s deportation under new Egyptian laws brought in late last year that grant the president the power to deport foreign defendants convicted or accused of crimes.

Lawyer Rick Mitry, speaking on behalf of the family, said nothing seemed to have moved in recent weeks and it appeared that Greste would face a retrial rather than being deported.

Amal Clooney

Amal Clooney

The recently wed Amal Alamuddin Clooney, the prominent human rights lawyer is representing the gaoled Al Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy, imprisoned with Peter Greste and local producer Baher Mohamed.

Amal Clooney has called on the Egyptian government to release her client Mohamed Fahmy on medical grounds, after she disclosed that the jailed Al-Jazeera journalist is suffering from Hepatitis C.

In a statement released through her London-based chambers, Amal Clooney claimed that Fahmy was imprisoned on spurious grounds, and needed urgent treatment for both Hepatitis C and a shoulder injury that has been exacerbated by his time in jail.

“Mr Fahmy’s trial was fundamentally unfair and his imprisonment a travesty of justice,” Clooney said in a text co-authored with Mark Wassouf another barrister. “Egypt’s Supreme Court should overturn his conviction and release him when it hears his appeal. And in the meantime the authorities should grant him temporary release so that he can receive the medical treatment that he so urgently needs.” Her date of birth is 3 Feb 1978 Beirut Lebanon time not known. Fittingly for a human rights lawyer Amal Clooney is an Aquarian with Sun and Venus conjunct in Aquarius squared by Uranus the ruling planet of her Sun and Venus. Amal Clooney’s Moon looks to be in Sagittarius and her outspokenness has certainly ruffled feathers in Egypt. She and her political activist husband, George Clooney, were recently feted at the Golden Globes Awards when George Clooney was awarded the Cecil B.DeMille Award. The comediennes Tina Fey and Amy Poehler listed the impressive achievements of Amal Clooney and poked fun at the fact that it was her husband George who was receiving the award implying that it should have been his wife Amal instead.


Prince Andrew with Virginia Roberts

Another issue that just won’t go away is the allegations surrounding Prince Andrew’s having under age sex with Virginia Roberts who has claimed that she was a ‘sex slave’ for convicted child sex offender Jeffrey Epstein despite all the repeated denials by Buckingham Palace. Although he has not been charged with any crimes his poor judgment re his choice of friends has already cost him job as trade envoy. His birth details are 19 Feb 1960 3.30 pm London UK. He has the Sun and Mercury in Pisces in the 8th house and the Moon in intense passionate Scorpio as well as a tight conjunction between Mars and Venus in Capricorn. He has the royal sign of Leo on his ascendant. Perhaps this explains why he has the nick name ‘Randy Andy’! His former wife, Sarah Ferguson, (15 Oct 1959 9.03 am London UK) who still lives with him has also made public appearances making vehement denials about Andrew’s alleged activities. Some may say, “methinks she doth protest too much!” Her own reputation isn’t flawless in this respect either, as both she and Andrew had dealings with the previously convicted billionaire child-sex offender, Jeffrey Epstein. They do seem to stick by each other as Prince Andrew supported Fergie when she was exposed for selling access to him for 500,000 pounds to a tabloid news reporter in the guise of a wealthy sheik. Fergie then confessed all on Oprah Winfrey show describing it as her ‘gutter moment’. Despite going to the chat show confessional, only months after that Fergie accepted 15,000 pounds from Epstein to pay some of her 5 million pound debt. Prince Andrew had flown to New York to secure the deal. Prince Andrew will have Jupiter conjuncting his natal Uranus in his first house at the end of Jan 2015 so he may feel as if he is on a roller coaster ride. He will also have Saturn squaring his Sun this year which could be a time of reckoning for him. Transiting Neptune will cross Fergie’s IC and then oppose her natal Venus which would cause sacrifices and losses on the homefront and with finances as well as with matters of the heart. So loud has the clamour been that Prince Andrew felt pushed to take the unprecedented step of reiterating Buckingham Palace denials, declaring his innocence publicly to business leaders and reporters at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.