Egypt announces freedom, mass pardon for 30 jailed activists

Sanaa Seif, sister of Egypt's jailed leading pro-democracy activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah, speaks during a press conference at his home in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022. Abdel-Fattah, who has been in prison for most of the past decade, is serving a five-year sentence on charges of disseminating false news for retweeting a report in 2019 that another prisoner died in custody. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil) Sanaa Seif, sister of Egypt's jailed leading pro-democracy activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah, speaks during a press conference at his home in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022. Abdel-Fattah, who has been in prison for most of the past decade, is serving a five-year sentence on charges of disseminating false news for retweeting a report in 2019 that another prisoner died in custody. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

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Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin acquitted on 1988 sexual assault charge

A Quebec civilian judge has acquitted Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin of sexual assault over an allegation that dates back to 1988. Judge Richard Meredith said he believes the complainant was sexually assaulted, but said the Crown did not establish beyond a reasonable doubt that it was Fortin who had assaulted her.

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