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Egyptian Court Orders Release of Rights Lawyer in Solitary Confinement

An Egyptian court on Thursday ordered the release of a prominent rights lawyer held in solitary confinement for more than 100 days after he raised a legal challenge to a decision by the country's president to hand over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia. However, the decision to free Malek Adly was immediately challenged by prosecutors. Adly will remain in prison until the court makes a final decision, expected Saturday, said one of his lawyers, Mahmoud Belal. Adly has been held...

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