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Egypt’s State Security Prosecution releases 15 detained politicians

CAIRO – 19 March 2020: Egypt’s State Security Prosecution released 15 detained politicians, including writer and professor of political science at Cairo University Hassan Nafaa, political activists Hazem Abdel-Azim and Shady El-Ghazaly Harb on Thursday.
The released detainees were accused of spreading false news and joining a banned group.
Nafaa was detained after he posted a tweet criticizing President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi’s regime in September 2019.
Former Presidential campaigner and then turned critic Hazem Abdel-Azim has been brought before the state’s security prosecution for accusations of belonging to an outlawed group and disseminating fake news in May 2018.