On Monday, the Egyptian wife of an Al Jazeera journalist tweeted that her husband had been released from pretrial detention after almost four years behind bars.
According to Khaled Elbalshy, head of Egypt’s Press Syndicate, who talked with Reuters, Hisham Abdel Aziz, a journalist for an Egyptian television network based in Qatar, returned home on Sunday night.
While visiting Doha for the first time since resuming relations with Qatar, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ordered the release of detained journalist Ahmed Al Nagdy.
Egypt has banned the Musli/m Brotherhood and accused Al Jazeera of being a mouthpiece for the group since Sisi overthrew Mohamed Mursi in 2013.
Egypt has continued to detain two of its journalists, according to Al Jazeera.
Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain have not established diplomatic links with Qatar because to its suspected support for terrorism, namely Islamist organizations, since 2017.
Qatar and Egypt repaired relations quickly after negotiating a ceasefire in early 2021.