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Egypt Arrests Jazeera Journalist

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Egypt has arrested a journalist with the Qatar-based Al-Jazeera broadcaster, police officials said on Saturday, in the latest move against the network.

Egyptian Mahmoud Hussein was arrested at his home on Friday, days after he returned to his country on vacation, the officials and Al-Jazeera said.
He had been stopped and interrogated in Cairo airport when he arrived on Tuesday but was set free before police raided his house.
Al-Jazeera denounced the arrest in a Facebook post.
Egypt had provoked international condemnation after arresting three Al-Jazeera journalists, including a Canadian and an Australian, in 2013 and sentencing them to jail.
They were later freed and left the country.


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