Egypt Arrests Al-Jazeera Journalists

Egypt Arrests Al-Jazeera Journalists

Via AFP:

Egyptian secret police have arrested an award-winning Australian journalist and an Egyptian reporter for the Qatar-based Al-Jazeera channel suspected of illegally broadcasting news harming "domestic security," the interior ministry said.

The arrests come amid a widening crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood of ousted president Mohamed Morsi, which the military-installed government declared a "terrorist organisation" last week.

Al-Jazeera confirmed the arrests, and said police also detained a producer and a cameraman.

Officers of the National Security service raided the broadcaster's ma...

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