Egypt court releases satirical blogger Islam Refeai on bail

Zeinab El-Gundy , Thursday 16 Aug 2018

Islam Rafai
Islam Refeai (Photo: Facebook)

A Cairo Criminal court upheld on Thursday the decision to release satirical blogger Islam Refeai on bail pending investigation.

Refeai was released by the court on EGP 2000 bail on Wednesday but the prosecution appealed the decision.

A video editor known in the Egyptian social media as "Khorm or 7orm", Refeai is popular for his (+18) satirical posts.

He was arrested in November 2017 by security forces and charged with spreading false news and joining the banned Muslim Brotherhood.

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