Egypt frees activist Ramy Shaath after he renounces nationality, family says

Published: 8/Jan/2022
Source: Reuters

CAIRO, Jan 8 (Reuters) – Egyptian authorities have freed Egyptian-Palestinian rights activist Ramy Shaath from more than 900 days of detention after forcing him to renounce his Egyptian nationality, his family said in a statement on Saturday.

The statement said Shaath, who was a member of several secular political groups in Egypt and a co-founder of Egypt’s pro-Palestinian BDS movement, was released on the evening of Jan. 6 and handed to a representative of the Palestinian Authority in Cairo before being flown to Jordan.

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Themes: Loss and Deprivation of Nationality
Regions: Egypt
Year: 2022