Egypt’s military have released a leading investigative journalist and human rights advocate who had been detained under accusations of spreading “false news”.
Hossam Bahgat had written a report about 26 officers he’s said had been convicted by a military court of plotting a coup.
Its not known if he will still face a trial.
Following Bahgat’s arrest, several human rights groups and the United Nations criticised the arrest, saying it was further evidence the government was looking to repress independent journalism and civil society
Scathing NYT editorial: Egypt’s Brazen Crackdown on Critics https://t.co/w20GsFq0fn Eyes of world are on Hossam Bahgat case.— Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) November 10, 2015