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Egypt extends detention of Al Jazeera journalist

Feb 4, 2017 - Legal Monitor Worldwide

(JURIST) - Egyptian authorities on Wednesday extended the detention of Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein by four days. Hussein was arrested on December 20. His detention was originally supposed to expire on January 4 and January 19, but his arrest was extended 15 days each time. Egypt`s interior minister has accused him of "incitement against state institutions and broadcasting false news with the aim of spreading chaos." Hussein has been employed by Al Jazeera since 2011. His defense team h

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