Egypt: Military frees detained journalist hours before planned demonstrations

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November 10, 2015
Los Angeles Times    
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"The Egyptian military released a prominent journalist and rights activist on Tuesday after his detention drew widespread protest. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon had expressed concern about Hossam Bahgat's apprehension Sunday, which was denounced by local and international human rights organizations. Bahgat's release two days later came hours before demonstrations were scheduled to take place in Cairo, London and other cities. ... Bahgat was interrogated for seven hours Sunday after receiving a summons from Egypt’s military intelligence, according to his lawyers. He later called friends to inform them that he would be taken to the military prosecutor to face charges of spreading false information to undermine national security in an article he wrote last month." (11/10/15)  

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