Gianluca Costantini
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Fredoom for Hisham Fouad

“Today’s sentencing of Egyptian journalists Hisham Fouad and Hossam Moanis to four years each in prison is unacceptable, and authorities should release them immediately and unconditionally,” said CPJ Middle East and North Africa Program Coordinator Sherif Mansour. “Egyptian authorities are making it clear that they will do whatever it takes to make sure these two journalists never leave their custody, even after more than two years in pretrial detention.”

The Misdemeanors State Security Emergency Court in Cairo sentenced Fouad and Moanis to four years each in prison and fined them 500 Egyptian pounds (US$30) for allegedly spreading false news in Egypt and abroad, according to news reports. Egyptian police arrested Fouad, a freelance journalist and columnist, and Moanis, a reporter for the local privately owned newspaper Al-Karama, on June 25, 2019, from their homes in Cairo, as CPJ documented at the time. Continue


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