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Egyptian novelist Ahmed Naji released from prison pending final verdict

A court of cassation suspended Naji's two-year prison sentence on Sunday

Ahram Online , Thursday 22 Dec 2016
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Egyptian novelist Ahmed Naji was released on Thursday from prison after a Cairo court of cassation suspended on Sunday his two-year prison sentence pending a final verdict on 1 January 2017. 

Naji was released from Boulaq Abul-Ela police station in Downtown Cairo after completion of release procedures.

The novelist was banned from travel according to the Sunday ruling.

In February, Naji was sentenced to two years for publishing a “sexually flagrant article” in the state-owned cultural newspaper Akhbar Al-Adab in 2015. 

The article was an excerpt from Naji's novel The Guide for Using Life.

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