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Journalists, Activists Arrested in Cairo Ahead of Planned Protests

April 25, 2016
Protests on 15 April, dubbed “Land Friday”. Credit: Mohamed El Ra3y

Egyptian police arrested at least five activists and five journalists in Cairo ahead of planned protests on Monday, “Freedom for the Brave” campaign reported. Basma Mostafa, a reporter for DotMsr, who was the first journalist to interview the family members of “gang” members accused of torturing and killing Italian PhD student Giulio Regeni, was released shortly after her arrest. According to the ‘Freedom for the Brave’ campaign, five members of the Egyptian Democratic Party were arrested from Dar Al-Hekma. الصحفية بسمة مصطفي اتقبض عليها في التحرير من حوالي نص ساعة، التهمة ماشية في وسط البلد #25_ابريل Basma Mostafa — Karim Abdelrady (@KarimAbdelrady) April 25, 2016 Translation: Journalist Basma Mostafa was arrested in Tahrir around half an hour ago, the charge is walking in downtown Mostafa was picked up near Tahrir Square, along with journalists Mohamed El Sawy and Islam Reda and four others, confirmed lawyer Karim Abdelrady, who is also Mostafa’s husband. It remains unclear whether the four others arrested with Mostafa, Reda and El Sawy are also journalists. Journalist Mostafa Reda, the editor-in-chief of Al-Tareeq, was arrested from Talaat Harb street in downtown Cairo, while journalist Magdy Omara was arrested…

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