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Al-Jazeera Reporter Released In Egypt

Egypt has released Al-Jazeera journalist Abdullah Elshamy, who has been on hunger strike for nearly five months to protest his detention.

Elshamy was arrested on August 14 when police dispersed supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi in Cairo, sparking clashes that left hundreds killed.

The journalist has been on hunger strike since January 21, according to his family.

On June 17, Elshamy, dressed in a white prison uniform and looking weak, walked out of a police station in Cairo, a day after the prosecutor general ordered his release due to his health condition.

Based on reporting by AFP and the BBC