Egyptian journalist freed in Sudan

2012-07-16 14:38
(File, Duncan Alfreds, News24)

(File, Duncan Alfreds, News24)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

kalahari.com

  • Egypt
    This book is jam packed with all the fascinating facts and information you need to know about Egypt. Now R149.00
    buy now
Khartoum - An Egyptian journalist detained in Khartoum for nearly two weeks has been freed, a Sudanese government official said on Monday.

Shaimaa Adil had been held since 3 July during a clampdown sparked by anti-regime protests.

"Yes, released," Rabbie Abdelatti Ebaid, a senior member of the ruling National Congress Party, said, referring to Adil.

"According to my information, released, after the meeting between the president of Egypt and President Bashir in Addis Ababa."
Ebaid, who is also an adviser to the minister of information, had no further details.

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi "requested" for Adil's release during talks with his Sudanese counterpart Omar al-Bashir on the sidelines of the African Union summit in the Ethiopian capital, Sudan's official news agency Suna quoted Khartoum's Foreign Minister Ali Karti as saying late on Sunday.

Promise

Karti added that Bashir "promised the Egyptian president to release her".

Adil had been detained for allegedly violating immigration laws, Suna said.

The official Sudanese journalists' union said last week that Adil, of Egypt's Al-Watan newspaper, and Marwa al-Tegani, a Sudanese journalist detained at the same time, should be either freed or brought before a court for charges to be filed.

On Sunday the union said it was still demanding that Tegani also be freed.

The crackdown coincides with scattered anti-government protests, sparked by high inflation, that began on 16 June.

An Egyptian correspondent for international news wire Bloomberg was deported in late June after being detained while trying to cover the protest movement in Sudan.

Also in June, security agents held an AFP correspondent for 14 hours without charge after he spoke to students and took pictures at the University of Khartoum where the demonstrations originated.

Read more on:    mohammed morsi  |  omar al-bashir  |  sudan  |  media  |  east africa
NEXT ON NEWS24X
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
/News
 

New GIF keyboard on iOS for added fun!

Soon sending an LOL! or facepalm will be so much more fun!

 
 

For chic geeks...

Puppy goes crazy over iPad game
Printable solar panels will bring exciting new opportunities!
Now there’s a special lane for texting while walking
LOL! 7 brutally honest texts from parents

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Pre-order your iPhone 6 at kalahari.com

Hurry and pre-order your own iPhone 6 now at SA’s favourite online store!

Bargain box – 60% off

Reduced prices, very limited stock. While stocks last. Hurry and shop now!

Mind blow low prices on electronics

Get either the Prestigio multiphone or Proline tablet 7” tablet for only R699. Offers valid while stocks last. Shop now!

30% off Barbie toys

Save 30% on all Barbie toys and accessories. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Baby extravanganza month at kalahari.com

Celebrate baby month with a wide range of awesome baby products. Offers valid while stocks last. Shop now.

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

There is a tendency to fight against the current today but this will just use up a lot of energy and not get you very far. You...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.