Egyptian authorities release Al Jazeera journalist

Hussein, an Egyptian citizen based in Qatar, was detained at Cairo airport in December 2016 when he arrived in the country for a family vacation.

His detention, which Al Jazeera had listed as being 1,506 days, had surpassed the maximum period for pre-trial detention, violating both Egyptian and international law.

Hussein’s release comes less than three weeks after the inauguration of US President Joe Biden.

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