Prominent Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah has been released from prison after serving a five-year sentence for protesting against military trials for civilians in 2013.
Mr Abdel Fattah will continue to be on probation for five more years as part of his sentence.
Various opposition figures and social media users celebrated his release, which was reported in both pro-government and independent media outlets, as well as in the pan-Arab and international media.
A number of people, including bestselling author Alaa al-Aswany, criticised Mr Abdel Fattah’s sentencing for five years for protesting peacefully.
Mr Abdel Fattah was a leading secular figure in the 2011 revolt that toppled Hosni Mubarak, who had ruled Egypt for almost 30 years.
The blogger and software engineer was once described by authorities as "the icon of the revolution".
He campaigned against military trials for civilians during the 17 months that generals held power after Mr Mubarak.