Recently arrested Egyptian journalist Karim Asaad freed: Syndicate head

Ahram Online , Sunday 20 Aug 2023

Egyptian journalist Karim Asaad, who was arrested early on Saturday, was freed today, Head of the Syndicate of Journalists Khaled El-Balshy said in a Facebook post.

Karim Asaad
Journalist Karim Asaad. File photo


This comes shortly after El-Balshy said he contacted the relevant authorities about the colleague, confirming that he would be home within hours.

El-Balshy has thanked those authorities for quickly responding to the syndicate’s demands to release the arrested journalist.

Asaad is an Egyptian journalist and a member of the editorial team of Matsada2sh, an Egyptian media and news company that verifies material posted online.

The syndicate has called for the release of all detained journalists, who total 23.

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