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Egyptian human rights activist Hossam Bahgat banned from travelling

In November, the human rights activist and Mada Masr contributor was detained for four days on charges of 'publishing false news aimed at harming national security'

El-Sayed Gamal El-Din , Tuesday 23 Feb 2016
Hossam Bahgat
Egyptian human rights activist and investigative journalist Hossam Bahgat
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Egyptian investigative journalist Hossam Bahgat was banned on Tuesday from travelling by an order from the country's top prosecutor, according to a post on Bahgat's Facebook account. 

"I was just told that my name was included among those banned from travelling outside of the country by an order from Egypt's top prosecutor without providing me with more details or a court case record," Bahgat's post read. 

Bahgat was supposed to travel "to Jordan to participate in the United Nations meeting on justice in the Arab world." 

Prominent Egyptian activist and lawyer Gamal Eid – who is in contact with Bahgat – told Ahram Online that Bahgat is still at the airport. 

Last November, the human rights activist and Mada Masr contributor was detained for four days by military prosecutors on charges of "publishing false news aimed at harming national security."

However, Bahgat explained in his online post that since his release he was able to travel twice without any problems.

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