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Leading blogger held at airport after criticising government while abroad

Reporters Without Borders condemns well-known Egyptian blogger Wael Abbas's arrest on “national security” grounds at Cairo airport on 29 June on his return from Sweden, where he openly criticised the Egyptian government at a conference in the presence of members of Egypt's ruling National Democratic Party. He spent the entire day at the airport before being able to leave. “Wael Abbas's arrest is an insult to free expression, which he symbolises in Egypt,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The (...)

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