Israeli citizen released from Egyptian jail after serving two-year sentence

By JPOST.COM STAFF
January 3, 2015 20:51

Israeli citizen Andrei Pshenichnikov was released from an Egyptian jail on Saturday and returned to Israel.

In 2013, An Egyptian court sentenced Pshenichnikov to two years in prison after he infiltrated into the Sinai Peninsula.

Pshenichnikov, 26, from Bat Yam, was originally ordered to be deported to Israel, but an Egyptian judge overturned the ruling.

Pshenichnikov’s mother told Army Radio in 2013 that her son got a visa to enter Egypt, and was scheduled to meet friends from France in Cairo.

The man was reportedly a left-wing activist, who lived in the Palestinian territories and was previously denied a request for Palestinian citizenship.

He was not carrying a passport when he entered Sinai and his name was not on tourist arrival lists, according to the official Egyptian MENA news agency.


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