Egypt Extends Journalist’s Detention for a Second Time

For the second time, Egypt has extended the detention of a journalist accused of “releasing false news aimed at spreading terror” and “joining a banned group” by another 15 days pending further investigation, the detainee’s family and local media said.

 

Ismail Alexandrani, an award-winning investigative journalist, is likely to be held until at least the end of December given the extension, his wife Khadeega Gafar said on Monday.

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