American schoolteacher imprisoned in Egypt is released

Source: Associated Press - View Original Article
Published: May 04, 2020
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91% Liberal


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97% "With crowded prisons a powerful breeding ground for the new coronavirus, rights groups have have stepped up their calls to el-Sissi to release prisoners ..."
91% "Human rights groups denounced her detention as arbitrary and politically-motivated. The Department of State has no higher priority than the safety and welfare of U.S. ..."
82% "The cause of his death was not immediately clear, but it cast a spotlight on the potentially lethal conditions in Egyptian prisons, where thousands ..."
81% "Rights groups accuse Egyptian prosecutors of detaining people without evidence, denying them access to lawyers and a fair chance to appeal.""
74% "U.S. lawmakers seized on the opportunity to increase pressure on the administration to secure Desouky's release.""
73% "Security officials had confiscated her phone and interrogated her about her political opinions and social medias posts, according to her lawyers.""
72% "Desouky's son, Mustafa, refused to leave his incarcerated mother in Egypt, and missed school to spend the year waiting for her release with his ..."
71% "We think Egypt released her as a way to minimize some of that mounting pressure.""
69% "CAIRO (AP) --""
56% "Separately Desouky's brother, Nour, was arrested when visiting her last summer and remains in jail, Soltan said.""

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97% : With crowded prisons a powerful breeding ground for the new coronavirus, rights groups have have stepped up their calls to el-Sissi to release prisoners who are especially vulnerable.
91% : Human rights groups denounced her detention as arbitrary and politically-motivated. "The Department of State has no higher priority than the safety and welfare of U.S. citizens overseas," said spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus, welcoming the news of Desouky's release.
82% : The cause of his death was not immediately clear, but it cast a spotlight on the potentially lethal conditions in Egyptian prisons, where thousands of political prisoners languish without trial.
81% : Rights groups accuse Egyptian prosecutors of detaining people without evidence, denying them access to lawyers and a fair chance to appeal.
74% : U.S. lawmakers seized on the opportunity to increase pressure on the administration to secure Desouky's release.
73% : Security officials had confiscated her phone and interrogated her about her political opinions and social medias posts, according to her lawyers.
72% : Desouky's son, Mustafa, refused to leave his incarcerated mother in Egypt, and missed school to spend the year waiting for her release with his extended family.
71% : "We think Egypt released her as a way to minimize some of that mounting pressure."
69% : CAIRO (AP) --
56% : Separately Desouky's brother, Nour, was arrested when visiting her last summer and remains in jail, Soltan said.
55% : An American schoolteacher imprisoned in Egypt for nearly a year without trial has been freed by Egyptian authorities and returned home to the United States, the State Department said on Monday.
54% : She faced charges of running a Facebook page critical of the Egyptian government.
52% : In a phone call with Egypt's foreign minister last month, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo raised the issue of U.S. detainees in Egypt and urged that they "be kept safe" during the COVID-19 pandemic.
52% : Since coming to power in 2013, President el-Sissi has waged a sweeping crackdown on dissent.
48% : The Egyptian government has denied allegations of rights violations and justifies arrests of opposition figures on national security grounds.
46% : Although the arrest of online critics in Egypt is hardly an unusual event, the incarceration of U.S. citizens in the country has drawn more intensive scrutiny since the death of detained American Mustafa Kassem this year.
45% : International criticism of Egypt's bleak human rights record intensified further over the weekend, when news broke that Shady Habash, a young Egyptian filmmaker imprisoned for directing a satirical music video about President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi, had suddenly died.
40% : At least five other Americans are held on trumped-up charges in Egyptian prisons, according to the Freedom Initiative's estimate.
37% : Kassem had spent six years in prison on what he insisted were false charges and died after a long hunger strike in January, sparking sharp condemnation from the Trump administration and even calls to freeze military aid to Egypt.
34% : "There had been high-level engagement on her case for months, but it was all upped after the death of Kassem," said Mohamed Soltan, founder of the Freedom Initiative, which advocated Desouky's case.
28% : Reem Desouky, 47, a dual Egyptian-American citizen and single mother from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, had been arrested on arrival at the Cairo Airport with her teenage son in July 2019 and hauled off to Qanatir Prison outside the capital.

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