Egypt releases prominent rights activist

By REUTERS
November 10, 2015 14:46

 
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CAIRO - Prominent Egyptian journalist and human rights advocate Hossam Bahgat was released on Tuesday, his lawyer said, two days after being detained over a report he wrote on a trial of former army officers.

Bahgat's legal status however remained unclear and it was not known if he would face a military trial, his lawyer added.

Bahgat was summoned on Sunday over charges of publishing false information in an October report about 26 officers he said had been convicted by a military court of plotting a coup, security sources said.

After being questioned, Bahgat was arrested and transferred to the military prosecutor, security sources said.


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