Egyptian officials say 10 Nubians arrested over protests

2017-11-09 17:05
Handcuffs. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

Handcuffs. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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

Luxor - Egyptian officials say police have arrested 10 Nubians for taking part in a protest over the recent death in detention of a prominent Nubian activist in the southern city of Aswan.

The officials say those arrested are accused of protesting illegally and disrupting public order. The officials spoke on Thursday on condition of anonymity because they aren't authorised to talk to reporters.

Gamal Sorour, who died in detention on Sunday, was among 25 Nubians arrested in Aswan in September for staging a peaceful protest. They were demanding the return of Nubians to their ancestral lands from which they were evicted in the 1960s to make way for a lake created behind the High Dam on the Nile.

They face charges of participating in an unauthorised demonstration and disrupting public order.

Read more on:    egypt  |  north africa

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


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 network.


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.