Egypt releases Al-Jazeera journalist detained since 2016

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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