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Egypt frees rights activist Rami Shaath: Family

Shaath left Egypt to Jordan en route to France

Ibrahim al-Khazen   | 08.01.2022
Egypt frees rights activist Rami Shaath: Family

ISTANBUL

Egypt has released Palestinian-Egyptian rights activist Rami Shaath after 30 months in detention, his family confirmed on Saturday.

In a statement, the family said Shaath, the son of former Palestinian Foreign Minister Nabil Shaath, had left the Egyptian capital on Friday to Jordan en route to France.

Last week, Egyptian authorities ordered Shaath’s release and his deportation to France after he agreed to renounce his Egyptian citizenship.

Shaath, 50, was arrested by the Egyptian authorities in June 2019 over accusations of incitement against the Egyptian state. His French wife Celine Lebrun was deported from Egypt after his arrest.

* Writing by Ahmed Asmar

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