Al Jazeera Arabic reporter Abdullah Elshamy has been released from jail in Egypt after being held without charge for 10 months. Elshamy was released from Cairo's Scorpion prison on Tuesday, 307 days after being arrested on August, 14, 2013, while covering the dispersal of Rabaa Aladaweya sit-in in the city.
He had been jailed without charge for more than 10 months despite wide international calls for his release. He began a hunger strike protest in January and his release was ordered by the public prosecutor on Monday. Elshamy was transferred to the First Nasr City police station from the high security Scorpion prison on Tuesday afternoon, before his release.READ MORE OF THIS STORY