Shawkan still in Egypt prison three months after completing five-year term
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Rights groups in Egypt call on authorities to investigate reports of physical assaults, acts of harassment, and abuse against detained journalist Solafa Magdy by police and staff at Qanater women’s prison.

Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein (L) is embraced by a woman upon his arrival at his family home in the Giza village of Zawyet Abu Musallam, Egypt, 6 February 2021, -/AFP via Getty Images

After more than four years in pre-trial detention, Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein is granted a conditional release requiring him to visit a police station several times a week to report on his activities.

Protesters, including relatives of journalists killed during the revoluton, stage a demonstration in front of the journalists' syndicate on the 4th anniversary of the revolution, in Cairo, Egypt, 25 January 2015, Ahmed Ismail/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

As Egypt marks the tenth year anniversary of the 25 January revolution, its media landscape continues to be targeted by an aggressive crackdown that has rendered the country one of the world’s biggest jailers of journalists.