Egypt: Regime releases, deports political prisoner Ramy Shaath

Source: Common Dreams

“The family of Egyptian-Palestinian rights activist Ramy Shaath said Saturday that they ‘are relieved and overjoyed’ to announce he is free after more than 900 days of ‘unjust detention under inhumane conditions’ in Egypt. Earlier this week, ‘Egyptian authorities released Ramy and delivered him to the representative of the Palestinian Authority at Cairo’s international airport,’ the family’s statement continued, explaining that he was headed to France to reunite with his wife …. ‘We regret that they forced Ramy to renounce his Egyptian citizenship as a precondition for his release,’ the statement added. ‘No one should have to choose between their freedom and their citizenship. Ramy was born Egyptian, raised as an Egyptian, and Egypt has always been and will always be his homeland; no coerced renunciation of citizenship under duress will ever change that.'” (01/08/22)