Egypt Police Arrest Three Participants in Gaza Relief Convoy, Including Blogger
|Saturday, December 6,2008 19:52|
Egyptian state security forces arrested three participants in the relief convoy that was supposed to head for the besieged Gaza strip on Saturday morning but was blocked by police. The arrested include a blogger, a TV interpreter, and an official in State Council. The blogger and the state council official were released after several hours of humiliating treatment in custody.
The blogger Ahmad Abdelfattah was released after he was kept in custody for eight hours.
The state council official was arrested after trying to take footage of the police harassment of protesters using his cell phone. He was arrested after several hours in custody.
Aya Yousef (an interpreter in the Egyptian national TV) is still in custody and is expected to appear before the prosecution shortly.