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Sister of jailed Egypt activist urges IS not to kill Croat

Sister of Egypt woman jailed for alleged Islamist ties urges IS not kill Croat hostage

Sister of jailed Egypt activist urges IS not to kill Croat

CAIRO (AP) -- The sister of a woman jailed in Egypt for alleged ties to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood is urging the Islamic State group not to kill a Croatian hostage.

The group had earlier said it would do so in the coming hours if the Egyptian government does not release jailed "Muslim women."

Doaa el-Taweel, sister of jailed photographer and activist Esraa el-Taweel, said on Friday that her sister is innocent but that "her release should not come at the expense of another innocent person."

Extremists of the Islamic State released a video on Wednesday threatening to kill the Croatian hostage in 48 hours if authorities failed to release "Muslim women" held in Egyptian jails -- a reference to female Islamists detained in the government's broad crackdown on Brotherhood supporters.


Updated : 2021-09-21 15:48 GMT+08:00