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Egypt extends Al Jazeera's Mahmoud Hussein's jail term

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All Jazeera journalist detention increased in Egypt

Egypt has extended Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein's imprisonment for another 45 days as the producer, who is in poor health, nears one year of incarceration on dubious charges.

Hussein was taken by Egyptian security officers on December 20 last year and accused of reporting "false news with the aim of creating chaos".

An Egyptian national, Hussein had returned to visit his family on holiday from Qatar - where he is based - when he was arrested, interrogated, and imprisoned.

Al Jazeera Media Network denies all allegations against Hussein and has demanded his immediate and unconditional release.

"Mahmoud has been renewed for another 45 days," Farah al-Muftah, Al Jazeera's acting executive director legal & general counsel, said in an email on Thursday.

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