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Egypt held Al Jazeera journalist

Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein lawyer has called for his immediate release from prision, after Hussein completed the maximum period of detention permitted in a pre-trial arrest in Egypt.
Egypt held Al Jazeera journalist
Hussein was arrested by Egyptian authorities while on holiday in December 2016 [Al Jazeera]
After 18 month of detention in Cairo, Hussein's lawyer demanded for his client's release in a letter of grievance submitted to the Egypt's state security head  earlier this week, even if they had to comply to bail terms.
The issues comes as a top court in Cairo which  renewed Hussein's detention for another 45 days earlier this month.
His defence team have yet to receive a response from Egyptian authorities.
Hussein was withheld for over 18 months as of June 21, which is the limited period  an individual under investigation for a felony, according to article 143 of the Egyptian penal code is permitted to be detain. 
As regard the Criminal Establish Law, Hussein should have either been released or referred to court by the 18-month mark.
Hussein was arrested on December 20, 2016, in Cairo during is annual vacation visit to his family.
The Egypt's interior ministry accused Hussein, after is initial arrest of "disseminating false news and receiving monetary funds from foreign authorities in order to defame the state's reputation".
Ever Since, he has been put in confinement, denied of his legal rights, and is yet to be formally charged.
Hussein has been rejected of good medical treatment from his broken arm injury  
Al Jazeera also condemned his detention and demands his immediate and unconditional release.
Hussain case in February was refer to by he United Nations as "arbitrary detention", saying the "appropriate remedy would be to release Mr Hussein immediately".

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