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Alleged Al-Jazeera reporter arrested in Egypt

30 May 2014, 17:18

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.

- AP


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