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Egypt releases prominent photojournalist after 5-year term

Mar 04, 2019 - Associated Press

CAIRO (AP) - A prominent Egyptian photojournalist was released after five years in prison and returned home on Monday to hugs from his family and friends, pledging to continue working despite having to spend the nights at a police station nearby.

Mahmoud Abu Zaid, popularly known as "Shawkan," was convicted of involvement in a 2013 sit-in protest by Islamists that was broken up by Egyptian security forces in an operation that left hundreds dead.

His case comes as Egypt, under Preside...