Egypt Releases Prominent Journalist

Hossam Bahgat, a prominent investigative journalist and human rights activist has been released just a day after his detention.

The arrest of Hossam Bahgat by the military on charges of “publishing false news that harms national interests and disseminating information that disturbs public peace” sparked public outcry and led to calls for his release by the United Nations. ¨

Egypt has faced increasing press censorship, with an increasing number of journalists arrested and incarcerated for extended periods.

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