A British pupil who was arrested on suspicion of spying in Egypt has been launched after spending three weeks in jail.

Muhammed Abulkasem, 19, was accused of “accumulating information of a navy facility” when a picture of a navy helicopter was found on his phone.

Nevertheless his family insisted that he had solely taken {{a photograph}} out of the airplane window as he arrived at Alexandria airport from Libya on 21 November.

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They organize an web petition calling on Theresa Might and abroad secretary Jeremy Hunt to intervene and protected Mr Abulkasem’s launch.

On Saturday Mr Abulkasem confirmed he had been freed in an audio message posted on Youtube.

‘I am sure you’d have heard about me by means of media retailers of my detention in an Egyptian hellhole,” he talked about.

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“I am not ready to talk correct now nonetheless I actually really feel I owe you an obligation now I am out.’

He talked about he was “ready to give up mentally and bodily” nonetheless thanked his supporters along with the Human Support Foundation charity.

Mr Abulkasem talked about he would give extra updates about his “ordeal in Egypt” over the approaching days.

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{{The teenager}}’s launch was moreover confirmed by the Worldwide Office. ”The Worldwide Office equipped consular assist to a British nationwide following his arrest in Egypt,” a spokesperson talked about. “He has since been launched.”

Farah Ahmed, who works with the Human Support Foundation charity and assisted the family all through their ordeal, talked about that Mr Abulkasem was now once more with them in Libya.

The Unbiased has contacted the Egyptian embassy for comment.


Mr Abulkasem had feared a chronic jail sentence when he appeared in court docket docket each week after his arrest nonetheless on Saturday his mother, Imaan Rafiq, suggested the Heart East Eye that every one bills had been dropped.

{{The teenager}} was born and launched up in Manchester nonetheless moved to Libya alongside together with his family two years up to now to help his ill grandmother.

He was travelling to Egypt on a UK passport to go to buddies inside the nation sooner than starting faculty, his family talked about.