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Egypt Frees Al Jazeera Producer Held For Nearly 4 Years

Posted on AllSides May 1st, 2023
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The authorities in Egypt have released a journalist with the Qatar-based Al Jazeera news network nearly four years after he was detained, the media outlet said. Hisham Abdelaziz, a producer with the network's Mubasher channel, was arrested in June 2019 after being stopped while travelling from his Qatar base to Cairo for a family visit. He was charged with "publishing false news" and "joining an outlawed group", according to the Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression (AFTE) in Egypt. It said Abdelaziz was released in December 2019 but detained...

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