World Bulletin / News Desk
Egyptian authorities late on Tuesday released Al Jazeera reporter Abdullah al-Shami pending trial into violence-related charges.
Al-Shami was arrested last August while covering the bloody dispersal of a Cairo sit-in staged by supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi, during which hundreds of demonstrators were killed.
He had staged a hunger strike for several weeks in protest at his detention without formal charges.
On Monday, Egypt's Prosecutor-General ordered the release of al-Shami and 12 other people pending trial into violence-related charges.
In a statement, the Prosecutor-General attributed the move for the "health conditions" of the defendants.
Since Morsi's ouster by the military more than 11 months ago, Egypt's army-backed government has waged a harsh crackdown on dissent, which has left hundreds dead and thousands behind bars.Last Mod: 18 Haziran 2014, 09:46