Egypt: Reporters and Producers of Islamic TV Arrested- - - - - - - - -
ROME, OCTOBER 27 — Eleven journalists and television producers have been arrested in Egypt today for ‘involvement in an Islamicist organisation allied to the Moslem Brotherhood’. The news was broken in a press conference by Ahmed Ragheb, spokesperson for civil rights association, Hisham Mubarak Law Centre.
Those arrested were working for Arab and Egyptian satellite TV stations such as Iqraa, Al Sàaa, Al Nas and Al Gamal and were all involved in religious broadcasting.
There are conflicting reports about the arrests. The journalist and TV producers claim that they were gathered for an interview in the home of Abdel Rahman Al Ber, Professor of Hadith (the sayings of Mohammed) at Al Azhar University in Mansura.
Security forces affirm that the group was attending a meeting of the Moslem Brotherhood. Ragheb affirms that a journalist working for Channel Al Nas Bilal, Abdel Rahman was tortured by security forces, who were forced to admit him to hospital unconscious and with several broken ribs.
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