Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein hugs his daughter after being released on Saturday by the Egyptian authorities after four years in detention. Photo: EPA-EFE Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein hugs his daughter after being released on Saturday by the Egyptian authorities after four years in detention. Photo: EPA-EFE
Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein hugs his daughter after being released on Saturday by the Egyptian authorities after four years in detention. Photo: EPA-EFE
Human rights

Egypt releases Al-Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein who was detained in 2016

  • Hussein, an Egyptian working for the Qatar-based satellite network, was detained at the Cairo airport in December 2016
  • Egyptian authorities have blocked Al-Jazeera’s website since 2017, plus dozens of other news sites deemed too critical of the government

Topic |   Human rights
Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein hugs his daughter after being released on Saturday by the Egyptian authorities after four years in detention. Photo: EPA-EFE Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein hugs his daughter after being released on Saturday by the Egyptian authorities after four years in detention. Photo: EPA-EFE
Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein hugs his daughter after being released on Saturday by the Egyptian authorities after four years in detention. Photo: EPA-EFE
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