Cairo - Egypt's interior ministry says police have
arrested a female freelance reporter for allegedly sending footage to the local
affiliate of Qatari broadcaster Al-Jazeera.
In a statement sent to reporters on Friday, the ministry
said police raided her home in the coastal city of Port Said and confiscated
streaming devices, a laptop and a mobile phone with videos that Al-Jazeera
Mubasher Misr allegedly used.
The Arabic website of the Doha-based satellite network confirmed
the arrest, saying the woman had been detained on Wednesday, but did not say
whether or not she was an employee.
Three journalists from Al-Jazeera English are currently
on trial in Egypt, accused of airing false news, and of belonging to and aiding
the Muslim Brotherhood of ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi, which has
been designated a terrorist group.