On Wednesday 12th August, Egypt opposition politician Abul-Ela Mady was released after nearly two years of pre-trial detention.
57 year old Mady was a supporter of ousted President Mohamed Morsi, who was removed from power by the army following mass protests against his rule in 2013.
Mady was detained on charges related to violence during protests between supporters and opponents of Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood in July 2013.
He founded the Wasat, or Center, Party after the 2011 popular uprising that unseated longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak.
The release of Abul-Ela Mady comes amid global criticism of Cairo for giving ousted President Mohamed Morsi and other convicts death sentences for alleged jailbreaks and attacks on police during the 2011 revolution.