Egypt releases Al-Jazeera journalist detained since 2016
IslamNews – Egyptian authorities freed an Al-Jazeera journalist after more than four years in detention, his family lawyer said.
Mahmoud Hussein walked free from a police station Saturday afternoon, a few days after a court ordered his conditional release pending investigations into charges of publishing false information and belonging to a banned group, lawyer Gamal Eid said.
The lawyer said Hussein will have to report to a nearby police station twice a week.
The journalist’s daughter, el-Zahraa Hussein, confirmed the news in a Facebook post, saying her father had arrived home. Al-Jazeera also reported his release.
Source: AP NEWS