| Egypt: Al-Jazeera hunger-striking journalist El-Shamy granted medical release!


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Al-Jazeera hunger-striking journalist El-Shamy granted medical release ~ El-Sayed Gamal El-Deen, Ahram Online.

El-Shamy, who works for the Qatar-based network’s Arabic channel, has been on a hunger strike since late January to protest his detention.

Abdullah El-Shamy
Al-Jazeera journalist Abdullah El-Shamy after more than 100 days on hunger strike (Photo released by Abdullah El-Shamy’s family)

Al-Jazeera journalist Abdullah El-Shamy, who has been on hunger strike since January, was granted release on Monday by Egypt’s general prosecutor  for health reasons.

Twelve other detainees were also released for medical reasons, according to a statement by the general prosecution. The names of the released detainees are: Moaz Arafa, Ibrahim El-Shafei, Mahmoud Ahmed, Mahmoud Salam, Mohamed El-Ashry…

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