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#presidential pardon

Karim Asaad, an Egyptian journalist who was arrested on 19 August, was released from custody on 20 August, announced Head of the Syndicate of Journalists Khaled El-Balshy in a Facebook post. Asaad’s release was confirmed by ‘Matsada2sh’ (Don’t Believe), a fact-checking and news verification platform where Asaad currently works as an editor. “Matsda2sh appreciates the cooperation of the Egyptian authorities and institutions, especially Mr. Khaled Al-Balshy,” shared the Matsada2sh team. Asaad was arrested at night in his home by state…