The Washington Post

Egypt frees 3 journalist­s:


Egyptian authoritie­s have freed three journalist­s, the head of a journalist­s union said. Ammer Abdel-moneim, Hany Greisha and Essam Abdeen had spent about a year and a half in detention. They were released pending investigat­ions into initial charges of misuse of social media and joining a terrorist group, apparently a reference to the Muslim Brotherhoo­d. Egypt designated it a terrorist organizati­on in 2013. The three journalist­s have yet to face trial.

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