Two Journalists Abducted by Egyptian Security Forces, Raising Number to 94 to...

Two Journalists Abducted by Egyptian Security Forces, Raising Number to 94 to Date

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November 19, 2017

Security forces have taken into custody two more journalists, Sayyid Foda and Omar Taha, from their homes to unknown locations.

The family of journalist Sayyid Fathi Sayyid Foda, a resident of Qalyub in Qalioubia province, said that he was subjected to enforced disappearance since Wednesday November 15, and that family received information indicating he’s detained at security headquarters.

In 2015, Sayyid was arrested by security agents from his home and taken to an unknown location for several days before being brought before the prosecution, which decided to detain him on political charges until he was released several weeks later.

Sayyid worked in several Egyptian newspapers and news websites, including the pro-Sisi news website of Veto. He does not belong to any political groups and enjoys good reputation among the people of his village.

A second journalist, Omar Taha Ibrahim, 23, lives in Helwan district and works for the official Middle East News Agency (MENA), was arrested by security forces from his home on Thursday November 9, and was taken to an unknown location.

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