Egypt releases Jazeera scribe

June 18, 2014 - 4:36:18 am

CAIRO: Egypt yesterday released Aljazeera journalist Abdullah Elshamy, who has been on hunger strike for nearly five months in protest over his detention.

Elshamy, who works for the main Arabic channel of the network, was arrested on August 14 when police dispersed supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi in Cairo.

The journalist has been on hunger strike since January 21, according to his family. Yesterday, he walked out of a police station in Nasr City, according to a correspondent at the scene.