‘It is as if I am flying’: Egyptian journalist freed from jail after almost six years

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Photographer Mahmoud Abu Zeid, AKA Shawkan, was jailed in 2013 after covering protests

The award-winning Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid has been released from prison after spending nearly six years behind bars following his arrest while covering a bloody crackdown on protests.

The photographer, widely known as Shawkan, faces five years of strict supervision and will be required to sleep at his local police station every night, but he vowed to resume his work.

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