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Al-Ahram editor released

An Egyptian judge has ordered the release of the former editor-in-chief of Egypt's state-owned Al-Ahram newspaper on condition that he pays the 38,000 Egyptian pounds that he owes the authorities.

Abdelazim Hammad was summoned to attend court on Monday by Judge Tharwat Hammad, who is responsible for the investigation of corruption cases related to the Al-Ahram Foundation. Hammad was questioned about the waste of public funds before his conditional release. His home was accepted as collateral for the debt.

The legal advisor of the Egyptian Journalists' Syndicate attended the investigation with the former editor, which lasted for nearly two hours.

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