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Egypt: Cartoonist Ashraf Hamdi Detained After Publishing Video On Arab Spring Anniversary

Egyptian authorities must immediately release cartoonist Ashraf Hamdi and drop any charges filed against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

On January 24, Hamdi published a video on Egyptoon's Facebook page marking the 10-year anniversary of the protests that toppled the country's government in 2011, according to those reports.2 million on its Facebook page.Hamdi previously worked as an editorial cartoonist at the Masrawy news website, and contributed to state-owned print magazine Sabah al-Khair and the regional satirical website Kharabiish, according to his personal Facebook page.p New York — Egyptian authorities must immediately release cartoonist Ashraf Hamdi and drop any charges filed against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

Earlier this month, Egyptian authorities arrested journalists Hamdi al-Zaeem and Ahmed Khalifa on false news and terrorism charges, as CPJ documented at the time."Authorities must immediately release Ashraf Hamdi and drop any charges against him.

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