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Egyptian authorities release a Sudanese, two Jordanians arrested for involvement in September protest

Ahram Online , Thursday 3 Oct 2019
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The Egyptian authorities released one Sudanese and two Jordanians who were detained for their involvement in the September protest against the Egyptian regime.

The Jordanian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Sofian Al-Kodah said the Egyptian authorities released Abdul-Rahman Ali and Thaer Hossam, the two Jordanian citizens who were arrested by Egyptian authorities in September.

"The step comes within the brotherly framework tying Egypt and the Kingdom of Jordan,” Al-Kodah commented.

On 26 September, Egyptian TV presenter Amr Adib broadcast the video confessions of six foreigners, including the two Jordanians, two Turkish, a Palestinian and a Dutch national whom Egyptian authorities said were arrested for involvement in a "hostile plot to spread chaos in Egypt".

Adib said on his television show the suspects entered Egypt earlier in September as part of a hostile plot to incite against the Egyptian state.

According to their confessions, Hossam said he was a member of the anti-Jordanian government communist party in his country, and that he came to Egypt to incite chaos by publishing videos on social networking sites.

Ali, the other Jordanian national and a member of the Jordanian communist party, said he came to Egypt in September to participate in demonstrations in order to spread chaos, adding that he was arrested while heading to Tahrir Square to film live videos to broadcast on social networking sites.

Meanwhile,the Sudanese Embassy in Cairo said the Egyptian authorities released Walid Soliman, a Sudanese student who was arrested late in September for what was said to be his involvement in the protest against the Egyptian regime.

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