Danish journalist arrested in Cairo

Shifa Rahaman
April 26th, 2016

This article is more than 7 years old.

It remains unclear whether or not he has been released

Several news outlets have reported that a Danish journalist has been arrested in Cairo. The Foreign Ministry confirmed the news yesterday, but refused to release further details due to confidentiality reasons.

Arrested due to demonstration
On Monday, international media outlet Conflict News tweeted that a number of foreign journalists, including some from France, Denmark and Norway, had been detained in Cairo for allegedly taking part in a demonstration.

“The Foreign Ministry, after being informed by Egyptian authorities, confirms that a Danish journalist has been detained in Cairo. The Danish embassy is providing consular assistance to him and is in contact with his family.”

Situation unclear
However, the exact circumstances of the arrest remain unclear.

According to BT, the arrested man wrote on his website that he works for the Egyptian media outlet Al-Ahram.

Current News tweeted that he has since been questioned and released by the authorities. However, this has yet to be confirmed by Danish authorities or media outlets.


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