CAIRO — Egyptian police released a comic, who had been working for a favorite satirical television program, following over two years in prison with no trial, a rights attorney said Sunday.
Attorney Mokhtar Mounir stated Shady Abu Zaid was discharged from a Cairo police station late Saturday, but as a part of the terms of discharge has to report to a police station twice weekly.
His sister, Roula Abu Zaid, confirmed the information in a Facebook article and shared a photograph of their sisters along with their friends at home following his release.
Police detained Abu Zaid in May 2018 following plain-clothed safety officers raided his home in Cairo. He had been charged with linking an outlawed group, a reference to the Muslim Brotherhood, also disseminating false information.
Before this month, a court-ordered his conditional release after he surpassed the allowed two-year interval for pretrial detention.
Abu Zaid was functioning on camera to get a satirical application whose bunch was a puppet named Abla Fahita. The series has been canceled. Before his arrest, he also made a series called”The Content” which was popular on societal networking networks.
In 2016he brought controversy for handing out balloons made from inflated condoms to police officers on the fifth anniversary of their 2011 uprising that toppled former President Hosni Mubarak and was directed at reforming the nation’s heavy-handed security devices.