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Satirist Shady Abu Zeid released from prison

Ahram Online , Tuesday 25 May 2021
Shady Abu Zeid
Satirist Shady Abu Zeid after his release on Tuesday with his family (Photo: Rola Abu Zeid)
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Satirist Shady Abu Zeid was released from prison and returned home on Tuesday after serving six months in prison for the 2016-video he made in which he insulted police personnel, according to judicial sources.
 
His sister Rola Abu Zeid posted a photo of him at his house with his family Tuesday evening.
 
In 2016, Abu Zeid sparked public outrage after releasing a video showing him and young actor Ahmed Malek handing balloons made of inflated condoms to police officers in Tahrir Square during the fifth anniversary of the uprising against longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak.
 
Abu Zeid was arrested at his house in May 2018 over charges of spreading false news and joining an outlawed group.
 
Abu Zeid is a comedian and video blogger who produced the satirical news show ‘The Rich Content,’ which he released on YouTube and Facebook from mid-2015 until his arrest in 2018. He was also a correspondent for the popular satirical television programme Abla Fahita on the CBC TV station.
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