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

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

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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