Egypt: US citizen released after 6-month detention

Wednesday saw a release of a dual U.S.-Egyptian national who was arrested upon her arrival at the Cairo airport in July 2019, the Washington-based rights group revealed.

The court decision to release Pennsylvania teacher Reem Desouky is pending an appeal that is to be heard on Thursday.

Desouky was arrested at the Cairo airport during a family visit six months ago. She was accused of running a Facebook page that had been criticising the government.

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