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26-Year-Old L.A. Man Who Was Arrested In Egypt Released

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A 26-year-old L.A. man who was arrested in Cairo four days ago has been released.Jeremy Hodge, a UCSB alum, was working in Cairo as a translator for Transparency International, an organization that monitors corruption in developing countries, according to his LinkedIn page.

The L.A. Times heard from the U.S. embassy that Hodge had been released, but received no other information.

Hodge was arrested at his apartment with an Egyptian documentary filmmaker, Hossam Eddin el-Meneai, who is still being held.

Questionable detentions have recently become common in Egypt, often used when government officials believe journalists might cause the government a headache.