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In recent weeks, Egypt has released a handful of high-profile political prisoners, including three journalists, Khaled Dawoud, Solafa Magdy and Hossam el-Sayyad. Dawoud, who had become a leader in the opposition al-Dustour, or Constitution party, was arrested in 2019 following the outbreak of brief anti-government protests. Magdy and Sayyad, who are married, were also caught up in the same wave of arrests in the fall of 2019. In an email from his political party’s media office, Mohamed Anwar el-Sadat, the influential nephew of former Egyptian President Anwar el-Sadat, noted their…

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