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Egyptian police detain activist blogger

Egyptian police detain activist blogger

An Egyptian rights group says police have detained an activist blogger who writes frequently about alleged torture and police abuse.
The Egyptian Human Rights Organization says Wael Abbas was detained after arriving Tuesday at Cairo's airport from Sweden, where he was attending a conference. The group says police confiscated his laptop computer and conference documents.
Police at the airport confirmed he had been detained, but declined further comment.
Abbas has posted numerous videos of alleged police torture, including one showing a man being raped with a stick.
Egypt has arrested a string of prominent bloggers including one who remains jailed for allegedly defaming Islam after he published posts criticizing Islamic institutions.


Updated : 2021-05-08 04:04 GMT+08:00