Egypt frees Al Jazeera scribe after four years in detention
February 07 2021 12:07 AM
Journalist Mahmoud Hussein released by Egyptian authorities after four years in detention
Journalist Mahmoud Hussein released by Egyptian authorities after four years in detention

Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein was freed on Saturday after being arbitrarily detained in an Egyptian prison for more than 1,500 days, without formal charges nor trial.

"Al Jazeera Media Network welcomes the news of Mahmoud’s freedom and believes that no journalist should ever be subjected to what Mahmoud has suffered for the past four years for merely carrying out his profession," Dr Mostefa Souag, acting director-general of Al Jazeera Media Network, said in a statement.

"Today, we are pleased he is finally reunited with his family, after being robbed four years from his life and deprived of his fundamental rights. We wish Mahmoud a speedy recovery and hope he will be able to overcome this past ordeal and start a new chapter in his distinguished career," the statement noted.

 

Last updated: February 07 2021 12:12 AM


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