Egyptian photograher Mahmoud Abu Zeid, the most prominent journalist detained by Egypt has been discharged after over five years in prison for what human rights group says was essentially carrying out his responsibility covering anti-government protests

An image of a smiling Abu Zeid, generally known as Shawkan, with his dad and sibling was posted on a family-run Twitter account in the blink of an eye his discharge with the hashtag #Shawkan_is_Free.

“Say thanks to God that it is finished,” proclaimed Taher Aboelnasr, his attorney. “I go to God that things wind up less demanding for him starting now and into the foreseeable future and his life improves.”

For quite a long time, human rights gatherings, the United Nations, columnist associations and armies of supporters have pursued a battle to discharge Shawkan. He turned into a noticeable image of the progressing tyranny of President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi, who has imprisoned a huge number of adversaries and commentators of his routine, including numerous journalists.

As per Amnesty International, unfortunately, Shawkan isn’t only Egyptian put behind bars for exercising his right to freedom of expression. Since December 2017, something like 126 Egyptians have been confined without fair trial, essentially to express their perspectives.


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