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Egypt frees U.S.-Egyptian national held in protest crackdown
Egypt frees U.S.-Egyptian national held in protest crackdown

A young U.S.-Egyptian national whose harrowing two-year prison ordeal included stretches of solitary confinement and a lengthy hunger strike was freed and allowed to leave Egypt early Saturday, his family said. Mohamed Soltan, a 27-year-old graduate of Ohio State University, had been caught up in a government sweep targeting the now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, of which his father, Salah Soltan, is a prominent member. Tens of thousands of the group’s supporters were jailed after the Egyptian military removed Islamist President Mohamed Morsi from office in the summer of 2013, and hundreds were killed in clashes with security forces. Soltan was accused of being an organizer of...

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