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Supporters hope jailed activist will benefit from Egypt-Palestine warming

Egypt's increasingly harmonious ties with Palestinians are raising hopes that prominent activist Ramy Shaath will be removed from Egypt's terror list and released from prison.

Egypt's Court of Cassation will rule March 10 on an appeal to remove Palestinian-Egyptian political activist Ramy Shaath and 11 other detainees from Egypt's terrorist list.

Shaath, the son of prominent Palestinian politician Nabil Shaath and the leader of the Egypt branch of the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement was arrested at his home on July 5, 2019, and has been detained in Cairo's notorious Tora prison since, pending investigation. 

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