Egypt releases satirist after two years in jail

CAIRO (AFP) – An Egyptian activist and satirist detained for more than two years has been released, his family has announced. Shady Abu Zeid was arrested in May 2018 and held in pre-trial detention over charges of “membership of a banned group” and “disseminating false news”, according to rights group Amnesty International. “Shady was released under judicial supervision, and is now at home with us,” his sister Rola Abu Zeid wrote on Facebook on Saturday. More details in Monday’s Borneo Bulletin.