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Veteran Egyptian journalist Khaled Dawoud released from detention pending investigation

The prosecution had accused Dawoud of aiding a terrorist group in achieving its goals, publishing and spreading fake news, and misusing social media

El-Sayed Gamal El-Din , Tuesday 13 Apr 2021
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Egyptian prosecutors ordered on Monday the release of veteran journalist Khaled Dawoud pending investigation in charges of aiding a terrorist organisation in achieving its goals via disseminating false news.

The prosecution had accused Dawoud, the former chairperson of the centre left Dostour (Constitution) Party, of knowingly aiding a terrorist group in achieving its goals, publishing and spreading fake news, and misusing social media.

Dawoud was arrested in September 2019.

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