Egypt frees Israeli man after 2 years of jailing

Israeli national Andrey Pshenichnikov was put in jail in Egypt two years ago after trying to enter the country illegally

Egypt frees Israeli man after 2 years of jailing

World Bulletin/News Desk

Egyptian authorities had freed an Israeli national after two years of imprisonment on charges of entering the Arab country in an illegal manner, Israeli media has reported.

Israeli national Andrey Pshenichnikov was put in jail in Egypt two years ago after trying to enter the country illegally, the website of the Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth said on Saturday.

The website of the Israeli newspaper Jerusalem Post, meanwhile, said Pshenichnikov was freed by Egyptian authorities on Saturday.

It said an Egyptian court sentenced the man to two years in jail in 2013 after he had infiltrated into the Sinai Peninsula, northeastern Egypt.

The newspaper added Pshenichnikov, 26, is a resident of the central Israeli city of Bat Yam.

It described him as a "leftist" activist who lived in the Palestinian territories for some time, noting that Palestinian authorities had refused to grant him the Palestinian nationality.

Quoting the official Egyptian news agency, the Jerusalem Post added that when he arrived in Egypt in 2013, Pshenichnikov did not carry a passport.

 

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