Egypt releases two detained business tycoons: family

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Two leading Egyptian businessmen have been released after some two years in pretrial detention on terrorism-related charges, their family said Saturday. “My father Safwan Thabet and my brother Seif al-Din Thabet are with us,” Safwan’s daughter Mariam wrote on social media, without specifying when the pair were released. Safwan Thabet, in his late 70s, is the founder and former CEO of household dairy brand Juhayna. Today, we are all happily celebrating the release of Egyptian businessmen Safwan and Seif Thabet — myself included. But my heart shatters thinking of Safwan’s wife and Seif’s mother…

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