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Egypt: Wael Abbas Released, Laptop Confiscated

Categories: Middle East & North Africa, Egypt, Digital Activism, Freedom of Speech, Technology

Egyptian blogger Wael Abbas was detained and questioned for 13 hours upon arrival in Cairo from a conference in Sweden. “finally released after 13 hours, found the lost bag, but they took the laptop still, i'm home now, will try to rest no calls plz thank u all,” he tweets [1] after his release. In another tweet, he says his laptop was confiscated [2]by the authorities.