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Egypt releases, on bail, editor-in-chief of prominent independent news outlet

Lina Attalah, editor-in-chief of Mada Masr, has been released on bail following her arrest Sunday.
Policemen stand next to a patrol car parked along the 6th of October bridge crossing the Nile in the centre of the Egyptian capital Cairo on September 21, 2019. - Protests erupted late on September 20 in Cairo and other Egyptian cities calling for the removal of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, in a rare show of dissent quickly quashed by authorities. After overnight clashes with the protesters, security forces the following day maintained tight control of Tahrir Square -- the epicentre of the 2011 revolutio

Egyptian security forces have released on bail the editor-in-chief of one of the country’s last major independent news outlets, hours after her arrest in Cairo on Sunday. 

Lina Attalah was conducting an interview with the mother of jailed activist Alaa Abdel Fattah when she was arrested outside the maximum security Tora prison in the capital city. Attalah’s news outlet, Mada Masr, reports that security officers confiscated her phone and denied her access to a lawyer.

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