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Egypt's military holding journalist in undisclosed location

Egypt's military holds investigative journalist in undisclosed location after questioning

Egypt's military holding journalist in undisclosed location

CAIRO (AP) -- Lawyers for a leading Egyptian investigative journalist and human rights advocate say the military is holding him in an undisclosed location while he faces charges of spreading "false news."

Adel Ramadan, one of the lawyers, said military prosecutors would not tell him the whereabouts of Hossam Bahgat, who was detained Sunday after he went to an intelligence building in Cairo where he was summoned.

Ramadan said prosecutors asked Bahgat in detail about an article he wrote last month, which described the August 2015 conviction of a group of military officers on charges of conspiring with the banned Muslim Brotherhood to plot a coup against President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.

The prosecutors have ordered Bahgat held until at least Wednesday, when his lawyers have been summoned for another meeting.

Updated : 2021-09-19 22:54 GMT+08:00