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Egyptian blogger arrested and prevented from covering a taxi drivers strike

Categories: Middle East & North Africa, Egypt, Freedom of Speech, Blogger Profiles

Mahmoud Chachtawi, Egyptian blogger [1] and reporter of abna2masr.com [2] website, has been arrested during a taxi drivers strike [3] he was covering. After detaining him for four hours, the police released him and confiscated his camera, mobile phone and ID card. According to a twitter message left on the blog [4], it seems that his equipment was returned to him without the memory camera's card that had the pix of the strike.