Egyptian Journalist Released by Sudanese Authorities
Egyptian journalist Shaimaa Adel was arrested in the Hajj Youssef region of Khartoum, Sudan’s capital. She was taken in by officials while at a cyber café late Monday. Adel was in Sudan to cover protests on increasing costs of living and austerity measures in the region.
On Tuesday, Egyptian Ambassador to Sudan Abdel Ghaffar al-Deeb said he made contact with the Sudanese authorities to check on Adel. Wednesday afternoon Deeb hailed the authorities for their corporation and release of the Egyptian journalist.
Diplomatic sources report that Adel was taken to the Egyptian Embassy upon her release on Wednesday.
Adel who works for private Egytian newspaper Al-Watan was not the first Egyptian journalist to be taken into custody as of recent. Last week another Egyptian reporter Salma El-Wardanv who works for Bloomberg news was also released by Sudanese authorities.
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